Red Knot Calidris canutus

  • Order: Charadriiformes
  • Family: Scolopacidae
  • Polytypic: 6 subspecies
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Breeding adult

Bulky sandpiper with a stout bill. Breeding adults are a rich cinnamon below and mottled grayish with cinnamon edgings above.

Breeding adult

Bulky shorebird with a stout bill, thickest at the base. Cinnamon below and mottled gray and cinnamon above.

Nonbreeding

Nonbreeding birds are gray above with gray barring on the flanks and faint vertical barring on the chest. Note thick sturdy bill.

Breeding adult

In flight, pale gray rump and tail is visible. A long-winged and strong flier.

Juvenile

Juveniles have a fine scaly pattern on the back and a white eyebrow stripe. Note plump body, sturdy bill, and dingy yellow legs.

Breeding adult

Bulky shorebird with a stout bill, thickest at the base. Cinnamon below and mottled gray and cinnamon above.

Juvenile

Forages in marine estuaries, shorelines, and bays.

Recommended Citation

Red Knot (Calidris canutus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/redkno