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Lesser Yellowlegs
Tringa flavipes





credit: Wwcsig/CCSA


ADULT In summer, has back feathers beautifully patterned with brown, black, and white. Head and neck are heavily streaked brown and underparts are mainly white (Greater's flanks have dark barring). In winter, looks much paler grayish overall. Head, neck, and upperparts are pale gray-brown, feathers on back being marked with pale marginal spots and scallops. Underparts are white. JUVENILE Similar to winter adult, but with more streaking on neck and breast, and buffy marginal spots and scallops on back feathers.

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