More
    Categories

    Greater Yellowlegs

    Related Articles

    Overview

    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.

    Video Credits: Dominique Lalonde Films Nature
    Image Credits: skeeze

    Categories

    Other Topics

    Great Pyrenees (Pyrenean Mountain Dog)

    History & Overview The Great Pyrenees is a large, strong dog of majestic beauty, incredible intelligence, unique character...

    Plant Nutrients

    Overview To make choosing a fertilizer easier, let's look first at the label. This label must give you...

    Kromfohrlander

    History & Overview The Kromfohrländer is one of the most recent German breeds and has been recognized internationally...

    Hong Kong Warty Newt (Paramesotriton hongkongensis)

    Overview Hong Kong Warty Newt, also called Giant Fire-Bellied Newt, is found and commonly imported from China, Hong...

    Black-billed Magpie

    Overview The Black-billed Magpie (Pica hudsonia), also called Common Magpie, is perhaps the most charming bird of the...