Tringa melanoleuca


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

A large North American shorebird, similar in appearance to the smaller lesser yellowlegs. Adults have long yellow legs and a long, thin, dark bill which has a slight upward curve and is longer in length 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. It ranges in length from 11.5-16 inches and in weight from 3.9 to 9 oz.

They are commonly found foraging in shallow water, in coastal bogs and marshes.

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