Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca)

Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Scolopacidae
Genus: Tringa
Species: melanoleuca

Regional

This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Traverse City, Michigan
Walkerton, Virginia
Woodbridge, Virginia

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On Jan 5, 2011, audsrz from Traverse City, MI (Zone 5a) wrote:

The "look out" in mixed flocks. This bird will bob it's head and call out when predators approach. More likely to wade to deeper water, it will only fly away as a matter of last resort.