Birds of Colombia

    CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae (Sandpipers, Snipes)  
Genus: Tringa (4 species, 13 worldwide)


Lesser Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes)
Vancouver, Canada  
   
Photograph by Nigel from Vancouver     Copyright and usage info

Northern migrant. A large sandpiper, but smaller than the [Greater Yellowlegs]. Note short bill, about the width of head.

Greater Yellowlegs
Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca)
Camarones, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Northern migrant. A large sandpiper with a long bill. Compare to [Lesser Yellowlegs].

Willet
Willet (Tringa semipalmata semipalmata)
Sanibel Island, Florida, USA  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

A large sandpiper similar in size to an oystercatcher, whimbrel or curlew.

Solitary Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria)
Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Northern migrant. A large sandpiper; Note spotted look.
Additional photo.


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