Calidris tenuirostris (Horsfield, 1821)
Family: Charadriiformes > Scolopacidae
As the name suggests, larger than the familiar Knot, and with heavy spotting on its flanks, this extremely rare visitor from Siberia normally winters in south-east Asia and Australasia. A small population overwinters in the Persian Gulf.
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Status and Trends
Population size and trends and patterns of distribution based on BTO surveys and atlases with data collected by BTO volunteers.
Great Knot is a very rare vagrant with recent records having been in summer.
Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.
Lifecycle and body size information about Great Knot, including statistics on nesting, eggs and lifespan based on BTO ringing and nest recording data.
Sample sizes are too small to report Productivity and Nesting statistics for this species.
|Field Codes||2-letter: KO | 5-letter code: | Euring: 4950|
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