Tringa flavipes


Common Names: Lesser yellowlegs
Category: Birds
Sub-category: Sandpipers & Allies


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. Adults have long yellow legs and a long, thin, dark bill which has a slight upward curve and is longer than the head. The body is grey-brown on top and white underneath; the neck and breast are streaked with dark brown. The rump is white.

Found near coastal areas. These birds forage in shallow water, sometimes using their bill to stir up the water. They mainly eat insects, small fish and crustaceans.

Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.
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