Snipes, Sandpipers and Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca) - HBW 3, p. 511

French: Grand Chevalier German: Großer Gelbschenkel Spanish: Archibebe Patigualdo Grande

Taxonomy: Scolopax melanoleuca Gmelin, 1789, Chateaux Bay, Labrador.
Monotypic.

Distribution: S Alaska and British Columbia E to Labrador, Newfoundland I, Anticosti I and NE Nova Scotia. Winters from British Columbia and the Carolinas through Mexico, Central America and West Indies to South America, S to Tierra del Fuego.