Greater Yellowlegs

Tringa melanoleuca

Summary 2

The greater yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca) is a large North American shorebird. The genus name Tringa is the New Latin name given to the green sandpiper by Aldrovandus in 1599 based on Ancient Greek trungas, a thrush-sized, white-rumped, tail-bobbing wading bird mentioned by Aristotle. The specific melanoleuca is from Ancient Greek melas, "black", and leukos, "white".

Fuentes y Créditos

  1. (c) Len Blumin, algunos derechos reservados (CC BY-NC-ND), http://www.flickr.com/photos/9062441@N02/2909449935
  2. (c) Wikipedia, algunos derechos reservados (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tringa_melanoleuca

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