- Tringa flavipes
- Bright long yellow legs in all plumages
- Upperparts grey-brown with white spotting
- Long, thin dark bill, which is virtually straight
- Underparts white
- Neck and breast have dark brown streaks
- The tail is white with darker barring
- Square white rump
- Very short supercillium
 Similar Species
Larger Greater Yellowlegs; Common Redshank, which has red legs; Wood Sandpiper which may occasionally show yellowish (rather than green legs), but has a longer supercillium.
Breeds in Alaska, Canada and the United States. Winters to Tierra del Fuego and Galapagos
Frequent vagrant to Europe, usually in the autumn; most records are from the British Isles.
This is a monotypic species.
Marshes, mudflats, shores, and pond edges. In summer, open boreal woods.
Trails feet in flight. Has a similar outline to Wood Sandpiper.
They nest on the ground, usually in open dry locations.
Their main diet consists of insects, small fish and crustaceans which they gather from shallow water. They sometimes use their bill to agitate the water.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2012. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2012. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
- Collins Field Guide 5th Edition
- Collins Bird Guide ISBN 0 00 219728 6
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