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    With its loud, whistled call (a series of three to five notes), the Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca) is one of the noisiest of the sandpipers. Old-timers called it Tattler or Tell-tale, for its cries signaled the approach of an intruder.

    During migration, this long-legged bird may be seen dashing after minnows in a shallow pool or feeding with other shorebirds on a mudflat. Smaller and with a proportionately shorter, thinner bill, the Lesser Yellowlegs (tringa flavipes) are best identified by the one-or-two-syllable call.

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