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Sonoran Desert Birds



Greater yellowlegs - (Tringa melanoleuca)

 Greater yellowlegs

Size: 11 to 16 inches
Overall Color: gray and white
Occurrence: in water
Diet: aquatic animals
Nest: cup on ground
Field Identification: a fairly large, long-legged shorebird seen feeding on aquatic life in ponds and along slow rivers
Season: winter

Greater yellowlegs
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Scolopacidae
Genus: Tringa
species: melanoleuca

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