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Lesser Yellowlegs foraging for aquatic insects

Detailed Description

Lesser Yellowlegs typically consume insects, such as flies, beetles, and mayflies, small fish, crustaceans, aquatic worms, mollusks, spiders, and seeds. Lesser Yellowlegs are active foragers and are commonly observed walking rapidly through shallow wetlands while pursuing prey. 


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Permission via email for USGS to use photos taken by Laura McDuffie while an employee of USFWS Migratory Bird Management. Photos may be used in public data releases, multimedia pages, webpages, and social media.