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Lesser Yellowlegs


Lesser Yellowlegs
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Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-07-28 8:22
Viewed: 2608
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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;[2] 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
good work!

  • Great 
  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-07-29 0:54]

another perfect capture!

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