Red Knot (Calidris canutus)

Range: world wide

Alternate Plumage

Alternate adult (facing right) with Ruddy Turnstones and a Sanderling. Photographed at Cupsogue, New York 26 May 2002.

Basic Plumage

Although the feathers of the upperparts have obvious white edges, they lack the dark subterminal bands of juvenile plumage.

Recommended Reading

Check out Brian Harrington's very readable account of this fascinating shorebird.

Published by W.W. Norton & Company; ISBN: 0393038610 (1996). Available from

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