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Lives, Habitats & Pictures of the Yellowlegs

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Lesser Yellowlegs

The yellowlegs are medium to large size shorebirds with noticably long legs. There are two types of yellowlegs seen in Cuba, both birds are likely migrants passing through each spring and fall. These are 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, and anywhere that they are able to find food in relation to water. They can be identified by their different calls and upon closer examination of their bills. The Greater Yellowlegs has a longer bill with a slight upwards curl.

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Classic Collection of North American Birds