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Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca) User: Stephane  (See all photos - 26)
Canada (Qu├ębec) Greater Yellowlegs
Sainte-Martine, Quebec

...at least, I think it's a greater yellowlegs! Turns out that identification is pretty darned difficult, and maybe someone here will be able to more positively figure this one out.

First, I have very little reference for this individual's relative size, this being my first time seeing any number of yellowlegs. However, I've settled on "greater" due to the bill length, the bill's color and the length of the primary feathers relative to the tail. Small indications I gathered off a website (https://www.thespruce.com/greater-or...lowlegs-386349).
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Date: September 2, 2017
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Stephane


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Greater Yellowlegs
Sainte-Martine, Quebec

...at least, I think it's a greater yellowlegs! Turns out that identification is pretty darned difficult, and maybe someone here will be able to more positively figure this one out.

First, I have very little reference for this individual's relative size, this being my first time seeing any number of yellowlegs. However, I've settled on "greater" due to the bill length, the bill's color and the length of the primary feathers relative to the tail. Small indications I gathered off a website (https://www.thespruce.com/greater-or...lowlegs-386349).
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Chris

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September 14, 2017 04:15

It seems to be quite a thick bill - I think you're right!
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Brian
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September 14, 2017 11:40

Yes, it is a Greater. Note the long, slightly upturned bill.
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Stephane
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Registered: May 2017
Location: Montreal, QC, Canada
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September 15, 2017 02:41

Something interesting I found online about yellowlegs and their bills. whew!

http://www.sibleyguides.com/2012/07/...d-to-identify/
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