Greater Yellowlegs

Tringa melanoleuca
Greater Yellowlegs specimens on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

A common migrant from April to May and August to October. Found chiefly around grass-bordered pools. Spring birds are marked with black and white; autumn birds, with grayish and white. Sexes are alike.

Specimen Information

While these are probably the records for these birds, it is not clear which record goes with which specimen.
Date: 5/19/1927
Collected By: Geo M McNeil
Locality:  Newburyport, MA
Sex: Female
Catalog ID: 308940
 
Date: 10/14/1930
Collected By: Wm H Ball
Locality:  Alexandria Island, VA
Sex: Male
Catalog ID: 317968