Order: Charadriiformes | Family: Anhingidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult, Basic Plumage | Sex: Unknown | Loc. North America
Age: Adult, Breeding Plumage |Sex: Unknown | Loc. Paracas, Peru
Age: Adult Lesser (left) and Greater Yellowlegs (right)|Sex: Unknown | Loc. Paracas, Peru
Age: Adult |Sex: Unknown | Loc. Paracas, Peru
Status: The Greater Yellowlegs is a common Boreal Migrant found in a number of habitats and elevations throughout Peru. It is common during the months of September through April and rare throughout the rest of the year as some birds overwinter in South America. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, Bo, Ch.
Name in Spanish: Playero Pata Amarilla Mayor.
Sub-species: Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca), J. F. Gmelin 1789.
Meaning of Name: Tringa: Gr. A white wagging tail bird mentioned by Aristotle without being completely identified, but taken by later authors as a torch or wagtail. melanoleuca: Gr. melas= black and leukos= white.
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 01/01/2015.