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Great Knot

Great Knot (Image ID 31652)
Photographed byMark Horvath on Sat 19th Mar, 2016 and uploaded by M Mo on Mon 27th Aug, 2018 .
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ID31652
CommentGreat Knot: Score 63%
Scientific Name: Calidris tenuirostris
Summer Breeding Grounds: NE Siberia, Russia
Overall Size: 26 - 29cm
Conservation Status (BWL): Endangered

This species was misidentified as Red Knot x2, Long-toed Stint x1

The Great Knot is distinguishable from the Red Knot by the supercilium. In the Red Knot, the supercilium is more noticeable than the Great Knot.

The Great Knot is distinguishable from the Long-toed Stint by the streaking on the breast. The Long-toed Stint’s coarsely streaked upperparts end abruptly before the flanks whereas the Great Knot has streaking from the head to the flanks.

Some other identifying features for the Great Knot are:

- Bill slightly longer than head, slightly downcurved

- Rufous Scapulars in breeding season

- Wings extend slightly past tail tip when closed
LocationBushland Beach, Townsville, Queensland
Keywordsadult
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