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LESSER YELLOWLEGS / WOOD SANDPIPER


by Adrian Binns 02/06

 

 

LESSER YELLOWLEGS
Tringa flavipes

Lesser Yellowlegs at Delaware Valley Birding Resources

WOOD SANDPIPER
Tringa glareola

 

 

© A & J Binns

© A & J Binns
 

Size and Structure

10 . Has a longer neck, bill and winged than Wood Sandpiper. Larger and grayer than Wood

8 . Though similar in size (and pattern) to Solitary Sandpiper, the structure is far more like a small (or juvenile) Lesser Yellowlegs. Overall browner than Lesser Yellowlegs

 

Jizz

 

Bobs rear end / tail similar to Spotted and Solitary Sandpiper

 

Supercilium

Short supercilium that does not extend behind the eye

Has a more contrasting supercilium that extends well behind the eye

 

Crown

Lack distinct cap that Wood shows

Has a distinct cap

 

Legs

Proportionally longer and yellowier legs than Wood

Yellowish-green legs

 

Primary Projection

Wings extend well beyond the tail at rest

Wings and tail are roughly of equal length

 

Bill

All dark (black) bill with only a hint of yellow-brown at the base

Has a two-toned bill - blackish distal half and olive-green base