Contemplate the size differences in these two water birds, close relatives with few other differential characteristics. The Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs spend their time on the riverbanks of the Midwest before heading to South America for the winter.
This bird is subject to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and remains under the stewardship of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It can be borrowed for wildlife conservation, ecology, biology, scientific, or educational purposes. There may be limits on other, non-educational uses. Please contact us if you have any questions.