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To forage, it strides along to pick small prey from the water or vegetation, and it may voice a strident, barking kek! in alarm. Stilts are also known to perform the broken wing or broken leg act to distract predators. The adult male is illustrated. indd 31 11/9/11 11:27 AM Greater Yellowlegs, SANDPIPERS, PHALAROPES Tringa melanoleuca Family Scolopacidae (Sandpipers, Phalaropes) Size: 14” Season: Winter Habitat: Marshes The Greater Yellowlegs is sometimes called the “tell-tale” bird, acting as the sentinel of a flock by raising an alarm when danger is near, flying off and circling to return.
The dark morph is dark brown overall, with white on the undersides of the flight feathers and tail. Ferruginous Hawks stalk their prey of small mammals from a perch or by hovering or soaring. The light morph adult is illustrated. indd 24 11/9/11 11:26 AM Golden Eagle, Aquila chrysaetos Family Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles) Size: 30”, female larger than male Season: Year-round Habitat: Mountainous areas, hills, open country HAWKS, EAGLES The Golden Eagle is a solitary, very large, buteo-shaped raptor with large talons and long, broad wings with a 61⁄2-foot wingspan.
Stilts are also known to perform the broken wing or broken leg act to distract predators. The adult male is illustrated. indd 31 11/9/11 11:27 AM Greater Yellowlegs, SANDPIPERS, PHALAROPES Tringa melanoleuca Family Scolopacidae (Sandpipers, Phalaropes) Size: 14” Season: Winter Habitat: Marshes The Greater Yellowlegs is sometimes called the “tell-tale” bird, acting as the sentinel of a flock by raising an alarm when danger is near, flying off and circling to return. It has long, bright yellow legs, a long neck, a dark, slightly upturned bill, and a white eye ring.