Thursday, 14 February 2013

Bird #13: Greater Yellowlegs

Common Name: Greater Yellowleg
Scientific Name: Tringa melanoleuca
Description: 13 - 15 inches; legs long, bright yellow; bill dark long may appear slightly upturned; upperparts mottled greyish brown with white speckles; underparts white; neck and breast speckled; rump white; tail barred. Breeding: upperparts heavily speckled;
Habitat: Tidal wetlands, marshes and mudflats, both fresh and saltwater
Statue: common and annually migrant, non-breeding visitor