Greater Yellowlegs

Tringa melanoleuca

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Sandpipers, Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Code 4

GRYE

Code 6

TRIMEL

ITIS

HEAD

Greater Yellowlegs Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger, Curved (up or down)
  • Eye Color: Dark brown
  • Head pattern: Streaked, Eyering
  • Crown Color: Gray, brown, and white.
  • Forehead Color: Gray and white.
  • Nape Color: Gray and white streaked.
  • Throat Color: White with gray-brown streaks.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Greater Yellowlegs Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 36 cm (14 in)
  • Weight: 235 g (8.28 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown
  • Underparts: White, with brown speckles and bars.
  • Upperparts: Gray-brown with white speckles.
  • Back Pattern: Mottled
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Spotted or speckled

FLIGHT

Greater Yellowlegs Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Strong and direct flight.
  • Wingspan Range: 58-66 cm (23-26 in)
  • Wing Shape: Long-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Barred
  • Upper Tail: White
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Yellow
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