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Bird Sightings : Hebrides : Lesser Yellowlegs

Hebrides Bird Sightings : Lesser Yellowlegs

Lesser Yellow-legs

Tringa flavipes

Photograph © Andy Robinson
Butt of Lewis - Outer Hebrides (Western Isles)
6th November 2005

 

  • Lesser Yellow-legs
  • Tringa flavipes
  • UK: 5 records a year BTO
  • UK: Accidental
  • WI: Very rare visitor (five or less records) TBC
  • Breeding: Nests on the ground in open, dry location. Clearings near ponds in northern forest. North America
  • Winters: US to South America. Regular vagrant to W Europe. Occasionally winters in UK
  • Habitat: Tundra (migration - wet meadows, mudflats)
  • Diet: Insects & other invertebrates, (prefers beetles & flies)
  • Adults have long yellow legs. Bill dark, thin & long (approx as long as the head). Grey-brown upperparts. White below. Neck & breast have dark-brown streaking. White tail.
  • Similar birds: Greater Yellowlegs

 

Lessser Yellowlegs records in the Western Isles

Very rare visitor (five or less records) TBC

 

The chart below shows how abundant the Lessser Yellowlegs is during a month or when you are more likely to see it.

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(Source: Outer Hebrides Birds Checklist)

 

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