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Red Knot

(Calidris canutus)
Alternate name(s): "Knot", "Lesser Knot", "Grey-crowned Knot"
Size: 23-25 cm; wing span 57-61 cm
Weight: 90-215 g (depending on race)

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Red Knot at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

BREEDING

Lateral view of a Red Knot in breeding plumage, front, together with a Great Knot in breeding plumage, right, a second Great Knot in non-breeding plumage, centre, and two Greater Sand Plovers in non-breeding plumage in the background (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[East Point, Darwin, NT, March 2013]

Red Knot(s) landing (note the characteristic barring on the uppertail coverts; the bird at the centre is also ringed) (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[East Point, Darwin, NT, December 2015]

Dorsal view of a Red Knot in non-breeding plumage (photo courtesy of C. Hayne)
[Ballina, NSW, December 2012]

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