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Red Knot (Calidris canutus)
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Red Knot (Calidris canutus)

General Description: Red Knot (Calidris canutus) are small, plump, short-legged shorebirds with medium-length bills. During the breeding season, the breast is bright reddish-brown and the back is speckled black, white, and red. During the non-breeding season, they loose the red colors, the dorsal speckling becomes more subdued, the upper breast becomes gray-and-white streaked, and the eyeline becomes bold.

Taxonomy: Charadriiformes, Scolopacidae, Scolopacinae.

Favored Habitat: Sandy seashores.

Where to Find: Don't look for Red Knot around Las Vegas. Rather, look for them along coastal North and South America. Around Las Vegas, keep an eye out for them during migration in places like the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve and Duck Creek Wetlands.

Red Knot (Calidris canutus)
Red Knots in winter plumage
Red Knot (Calidris canutus)
Red Knots in winter plumage
Red Knot (Calidris canutus)
Red Knots in winter plumage
Red Knot (Calidris canutus)
Two Red Knots (front) with several Willets
Red Knot (Calidris canutus)
Two Red Knots (front) with several Willets
Red Knot (Calidris canutus)
Two Red Knots (front) with several Willets
Red Knot (Calidris canutus)
Red Knot and Willet (wings spread)
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Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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