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Lesser Yellowlegs

Tringa flavipes

Lesser Yellowlegs © 2010 Andy Jensen

Subspecies

None.

Other Names

None

Distribution

Australia: The two accepted records for this species both occurred in Victoria.  There are five unconfirmed reports from Queensland, Victoria and South Australia.  Interestingly there are more reports of this bird from New Zealand.  There is a recent report from Queensland.

Migratory habits

This bird migrates from Alaska, plus western and central Canada to the Caribbean islands, central America south throughout South America.

Breeding

Breeds from Alaska to south of the Arctic Circle across Canada to the south of Hudson Bay.

Lesser Yellowlegs © 2010 Jon Coleman

Status

Very rare vagrant.

Confusing Species

Marsh Sandpiper.