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Greater Yellowlegs

 

Greater Yellowlegs

Tringa melanoleuca

Common in any shallow water or mudflat habitat. Nests around ponds in patchy boreal spruce forests. Foraging actions varied, from picking at invertibrates to actively chasing fish in shallow water. Although the Greater Yellowlegs is common and widespread, its low densities and tendency to breed in inhospitable, mosquito-ridden muskegs make it one of the least-studied shorebirds on the continent.