Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur

Sitio realizado por aficionados a la observación de aves desde 10 de enero 2006

Greater Yellowlegs - Tringa melanoleuca

Order: Charadriiformes - Family: Scolopacidae Status: Boreal Migrant. Habitat: Ponds
Nests in the south of Canada and Alaska. Migrates southwards reaching Ushuaia. Seen in basic or non-breeding plumage.
All records since January 2014
Sounds
© Diego Caiafa
Adult
Pitotoy grande/Greater Yellowlegs14-12-05 © Roberto Ares
Forehead, eyebrow and rump white. Long bill, one point five the length of its head. Slightly recurved. In non-breeding season the bill base becomes lighter looking like a two-toned bill.
Pitotoy grande/Greater Yellowlegs14-12-05 © Roberto Ares
Heavily streaked breast. Yellow legs. With folded wings, these are as long or slightly longer than tail.
Pitotoy grande/Greater Yellowlegs28-6-06 © Roberto Ares
Pitotoy grande/Greater Yellowlegs14-12-05 © Roberto Ares
Pitotoy grande/Greater Yellowlegs14-12-05 © Roberto Ares
Dieta
Pitotoy grande/Greater Yellowlegs28-6-06 © Roberto Ares
Pitotoy grande/Greater Yellowlegs28-6-06 © Roberto Ares
Forages in shallow water by sight or feel. Feeds on invertebrates and small fish
More photographic records since January 2013