Calidris canutus (Linnaeus, 1758) - Red Knot

Subspecies in India

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)

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This species is uncommon. It inhabits inland wetlands and marshes in the coastal regions, from the sea level up to 300m. It is migratory, breeding in U.S.A (Alaska), Greenland, and Russia, and wintering on the coastal sides of North and South America, Morocco, India, and Australia. During the breeding season, it mainly forages on insects, worms, and crustaceans, while wintering, it feeds on marine invertebrates (BirdLife International 2017).

Conservation Status:
  

According to the IUCN Red List Assessment, the population of this species is declining and its current population size is unknown. The threats to its persistence come from habitat disturbance due to commercial developments and other human encroachments, scarcity of food, and hunting.

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)


According to the IUCN Red List Assessment, the population of this species is declining and its current population size is unknown. The threats to its persistence come from habitat disturbance due to commercial developments and other human encroachments, scarcity of food, and hunting (BirdLife International 2017).

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
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BirdLife International 2018. Calidris canutus . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T22693363A132285482. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T22693363A132285482.en. Accessed on 15 February 2020.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Calidris canutus (Linnaeus, 1758) – Red Knot. In Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.17. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.birdsofindia.org/calidris-canutus, accessed 2024/06/25.