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|Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes)|
Is a medium-sized shorebird similar in appearance to the larger Greater Yellowlegs. It is not closely related to this bird, however, but instead to the much larger and quite dissimilar Willet; merely the fine, clear and dense pattern of the neck shown in breeding plumage indicates these species' actual relationships.
Their breeding habitat is clearings near ponds in the boreal forest region from Alaska to Quebec. They nest on the ground, usually in open dry locations.
ChicksThey migrate to the Gulf coast of the United States and south to South America.
This species is a regular vagrant to western Europe, and the odd bird has wintered in Great Britain.
These birds forage in shallow water, sometimes using their bill to stir up the water. They mainly eat insects, small fish and crustaceans.
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
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Hello Mario, great image full of light and sharpness, another great shot for a great subject. All the best, Paolo
really sharp and fine pic on the yellowleg!
nice comp to
- [2011-07-29 0:54]
another perfect capture!