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Lesser Yellowlegs - (Tringa flavipes) 



  • Medium-sized shorebird
  • Spotted brown above, light below
  • Breeding birds have streaking and spotting on neck, chest and sides
  • Long yellow legs, long neck, medium-length straight bill
  • White rump
  • Smaller and more delicate build than similar Greater Yellowlegs
  • 9.5" (24 cm.)


  • Ponds, flooded fields

Additional Information

  • Common migrant
  • Often travel in migration with
         other shorebirds
  • Preyed on by Peregrin Falcons during

Comparable Species

  • Greater Yellowlegs

Lesser Yellowlegs landing in water

Lesser Yellowlegs at the pond edge 


Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962

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