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Lives, Habitats & Pictures of the Yellowlegs

Lesser Yellowlegs

The Yellowlegs are medium to large size shorebirds with noticeably long legs. There are two types of yellowlegs seen in Cuba and both birds are likely migrants passing through each spring and fall. These are the Greater Yellowlegs and the Lesser Yellowlegs. These two birds are very similar and may prove difficult to distinguish from a distance.

These birds can be found along the shores of lakes, rivers, mudflats, and anywhere that they are able to find food in relation to water. They can be identified by their different calls and upon closer examination of their bills. The Greater Yellowlegs has a longer bill with a slight upward curl.

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