Lesser Yellowlegs - Tringa flavipes

Length 9.0-10.0 in (22.9-25.4 cm)
Wingspan 1.9-2.1 ft (59.0-64.0 cm)
Weight 1.7-4.0 oz (48-114 g)
Clutch Size 3-5
Chicks at birth Precocial
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern
Continents:NA, SA

The Lesser Yellowlegs breeds in Canada and Alaska and winter from southern U.S. to the tip of South America. The Lesser Yellowlegs is similar but smaller than the Greater Yellowlegs. Its bill is just a little bit longer than its head while the Greater Yellows bill is much longer than its head. Lesser Yellowlegs are also found in larger flocks than the Greater Yellowlegs.

Lesser Yellowlegs mainly eat insects. During the non-breeding season they eat small fish and crustaceans.

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