Range. - Whole of North America, nesting in the British Provinces and rarely in the northern part of the Mississippi Valley.
This and the next species are much sought by sportsmen during their migrations; they are commonly called "Tell-tale," the present species being the "Greater Tell-tale." They are blackish above, speckled with white, and below are white and, in summer, marked with arrowhead spots of black. The legs, as implied by the name of the bird, are yellow and long; length of bird, 14 inches. They nest most abundantly in localities remote from habitations, in the interior of Canada. The eggs are generally laid on the ground, near a marsh or on the bank of a stream, with little or no lining to the nest. They are grayish white, boldly splashed with several shades of brown, and with lilac. Size 1.65 x 1.25. Data. - Whale River, Labrador, June 10, 1902. Eggs laid on the ground in an open marsh.
Greater Yellow-legs. Yellow-legs.