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Old Mar 19, 2005, 7:12 AM   #1
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bird i.d please

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Old Mar 19, 2005, 8:08 AM   #2
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Greater Yelllewlegs
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Old Mar 19, 2005, 3:00 PM   #3
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Very interesting bird. My book says they're about 14 inches tall. I think I've seen a lesser yellow legs but not one of these. Cool.

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Old Mar 19, 2005, 4:28 PM   #4
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Hi Suzan

The head on the Lesser is shapped differently, otherwise I wouldn't be so sure of my i.d. Size doesn't show up that well in a photograph, although I've tried to run up to them with a ruller, it rarely works

These are the only two long beaked sandpipers with yellow legs, at least in North America

I'm in the process of redoing about 20,000 images, as soon as I'm done I'll post a few of both...

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Old Mar 19, 2005, 7:37 PM   #5
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Nice job Pierre, one of my favorite shore birds, and you have captured it in all of it's glory. Hopefully a few will return this way sometime in the spring so I can wrap my lens around them one more time.
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Old Mar 19, 2005, 8:21 PM   #6
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hehe Thanks Norm im getting better and better,

and I will try to translate the better part of my website. and If you found some english error just tell deal, is it a good deal???
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Old Mar 20, 2005, 2:22 PM   #7
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Hi Pierre

I may have spoke to soon. Looking at my photo's of these birds, it might very well be a "Lesser" Yellewlegs.

Any one else have an opinion? I'll post some images as soon as I can get them ready...

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Hi,

It is indeed tough identification. As far I have read on internet, other difference between them besides the size is size of beak. It is longer for greater (up to 2x or more longer than head horizontally) and shorter for lesser yellowlegs (less than 1,5x than head horizontally). I hope you understand what I mean . So I would say that this is lesser yellowlegs, but still I'm no bird expert especially if we are speaking about North American birds. But I hope this somehow helped you, if not than I have no idea what's the difference between these species :?

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Sorry, double post! :roll:
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Old Mar 21, 2005, 4:08 PM   #10
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Ah! No, I'm going back to my i.d. of a greater yellowlegs. I say this after posting pictures of both....

But this board has proved VERY embarrasing to me and my quick identifications....

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