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23-25 cm (9-9Â¾ in) length, 59-64 cm wingspan, 48-114 g weight.
 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. Marsh Sandpiper is structurally similar, but has duller greenish-yellow legs, and a more extensive inverted-V shaped white rump extending up the back.
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.
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