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Greater Yellowlegs, breeding?


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#1 cabirds

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 10:51 AM

Slightly upturned bill. A smidge lighter at the base of the bill. Really sharp markings - this is a Greater in breeding plumage, right? (sorry, still working on pan flight photography, not the best, but it shows wing shape in flight anyway...)

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 12:35 PM

Looks like a greater to me. The in-flight pic shows the more extensive barring on the flanks that Sibley's shows, and it has a greater's bill.

It looks like it only has one leg. I though he was holding one up, but the in-flight pic only shows one. That would make it a greater yellowleg.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 12:39 PM

He's fully-footed. ;)

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:24 PM

Agree with Greater. Lesser's bill is quite smaller than this.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:57 PM

That is Greater Yellowlegs.

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