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Lives, Habitats & Pictures of the Yellowlegs

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Lesser Yellowlegs

Yellowlegs are long-legged shorebirds. There are two types, the Greater Yellowlegs and the Lesser Yellowlegs. These two birds are very similar and may prove difficult to identify from a distance.

These birds can be found along the shores of lakes, rivers, mudflats, anywhere that they are able to find food in relation to water. They can be identified by their different calls and by a closer examination of their bills. The Greater Yellowlegs has a longer bill which has a slight upwards curl.

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References to Other Bird Sites:

Avibase - the world bird database

ABA - American Birding Association

AOS - The American Ornitholgy Society

ABC - American Bird Conservancy

eBird - TheCornellLab of Ornithology

NA - National Geographic

NAC - National Audubon Society

Classic Collection of North American Birds