GREAT KNOT Calidris tenuirostris


A Siberian breeder, wintering on Australian, South-east Asian and Indian coasts, this bird has strange similarities to Surfbird in breeding habitat and plumage, although they are currently placed in different genera. Very few nests have been found and little is known of breeding habits, but large numbers are present in wintering areas. First-year birds apparently remain in winter quarters and don't return to the breeding grounds until their second year.


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