Tringa flavipes (JF Gmelin, 1789)
Family: Charadriiformes > Scolopacidae
Similar in size to a Redshank but more slender and graceful, there are a handful of records of this visitor from North America every year, mostly from August to October.
Both male and female Lesser Yellowlegs provide parental care to their young but the female tends to depart from the breeding area before the chicks can fly, leaving the male to defend the young until fledging.
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Status and Trends
Population size and trends and patterns of distribution based on BTO surveys and atlases with data collected by BTO volunteers.
This species is a rare vagrant and was recorded during Bird Atlas 2007–11 as shown on the map.
Occupied 10-km squares in UK
|No. occupied in winter||8|
|% occupied in winter||0.3|
This vagrant is too rarely reported to map distribution change.
Lesser Yellowlegs is a rare vagrant recorded sporadically throughout the year, though with slightly more regular occurrence in autumn. Some birds overwinter.
Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.
Lifecycle and body size information about Lesser Yellowlegs, including statistics on nesting, eggs and lifespan based on BTO ringing and nest recording data.
Sample sizes are too small to report Productivity and Nesting statistics for this species.
|Field Codes||2-letter: LY | 5-letter code: LESYE | Euring: 5510|
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