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|The Greater Yellowlegs has a large range, estimated globally at 4,100,000 square kilometers. It is native to the Americas and nearby island nations, though it has been spotted throughout Europe and Asia. This bird prefers forest, shrubland, wetland, and marine ecosystems, though it has been known to live near water storage areas and flooded agricultural land. The global population of this bird is estimated to be 100,000 individuals and the population does not show signs of decline.|
A group of yellowlegs are collectively known as an "incontinence" of yellowlegs. Although the Greater Yellowlegs is common and widespread, its low densities and tendency to breed in inhospitable, mosquito-ridden muskegs make it one of the least-studied shorebirds on the continent. They often feed actively, running after fish or other fast-moving aquatic prey.
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