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Lesser or Greater Yellowlegs?

Posted: Jun 04 6:17 pm
by DennisM39
Seen today at Panama Flats, Victoria BC
I think it might be a lesser as one was reported yesterday, it's bill seems shorter and it seemed a little small for a GRYL. Also whiter breast.

Thanks!

ImageLesser or Greater Yellow Legs by Dennis McMillan, on Flickr

Re: Lesser or Greater Yellowlegs?

Posted: Jun 04 7:04 pm
by DennisM39
Whoops GRYE!

Re: Lesser or Greater Yellowlegs?

Posted: Jun 05 7:14 am
by BirdingBC
This one is a bit harder to ID.

I will start with this article:
https://www.thespruce.com/greater-or-le ... egs-386349

I am going to say Greater Yellowlegs based on bill length and primary feathers terminating with the tail tip. Bill looks about 1.5 longer in proportion to the head.

Cheers,

Kevin