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Calidris canutus (Linnaeus, 1758) – Red Knot

Taxonomic Notes:

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

Nesting/juveniles:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

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).

References:
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.


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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2020. Calidris canutus (Linnaeus, 1758) – Red Knot. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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