Calidris tenuirostris (Horsfield, 1821) - Great Knot

Subspecies in India

This is also known as the Eastern Knot.
 
This species is listed as Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).

 

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This rare species is also known as the Eastern knot. It inhabits marine intertidal and coastal grasslands, at the subarctic heights of 300m to 1,600m. It is migratory, breeding on lichen patches and heathers in Russia, wintering in mangroves of India, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Micronesia and Denmark species (BirdLife International 2019).


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According to the IUCN Red List Assessment, the population of this species is declining and its current population size is unknown. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat degradation due to large scale agriculture, aquaculture and other human encroachments. Oil spills, pollution, and climate change are also threats to this species (BirdLife International 2019).
 
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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
Maharashtra5512114
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga1
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total5512115
BirdLife International 2019. Calidris tenuirostris (amended version of 2016 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T22693359A155482913. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22693359A155482913.en. Accessed on 31 January 2020.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Calidris tenuirostris (Horsfield, 1821) – Great 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-tenuirostris, accessed 2024/06/25.