Lesser Yellowlegs

Lesser Yellowlegs credit Cameron Eckert
Lesser Yellowlegs
Tringa flavipes
NWT List of Species at Risk: 
Not applicable
NWT SARC Assessment: 
Not applicable
Federal Species at Risk Act list: 
Under Consideration
COSEWIC Assessment: 
NWT General Status Rank: 

The Lesser Yellowlegs is a medium-sized shorebird. Breeding birds have uniform gray to grayish brown upperparts with pale spotting. They have a dark bill, long slender neck, and distinctive bright, long yellow legs. Their distinctive “tu-tu” call can commonly be heard in boreal habitats during the breeding season.

Weight:  79.5 to 90.9 g (2.8 to 3.2 oz)  
Length:  23 to 27 cm (9.1 to 10.6 in)

Report Lesser Yellowlegs sightings to ebird.org or NWT_NUChecklist.TNO_NUReleve@canada.ca