Shorebirds: Lesser Yellowlegs

Photo of Lesser Yellowlegs

Lesser Yellowlegs nest in Alaskan and Canadian boreal forests and pass through New England on their way to and from. Earlier this year, I covered a few of the physical and auditory differences between Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, in my post on the former. In short, Lesser Yellowlegs are the smaller of the two species, with a shorter (about the same length as the head), straight bill and less strident single or paired call notes.

To learn more about these shorebirds, visit All About Birds. To view the following images in full-size, click here.

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