Great Knot
Calidris tenuirostris

– medium-sized wader, considerably larger than Dunlin
– very rare vagrant to WP, Asian origin
– nocturnal/diurnal migrant
– in Asia migrates singly or in small to medium
– dense flocks often mixed with other waders


Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris, WIN
BIF1810, 24/01/2013, Pak Thale, Thailand, Mathias Putze

Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris, WIN
Red Knot Calidris canutus, WIN
BIF1811, 24/01/2013, Pak Thale, Thailand, Mathias Putze

Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris, WIN
Red Knot Calidris canutus, WIN
BIF1812, 24/01/2013, Pak Thale, Thailand, Mathias Putze

Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris, WIN
Red Knot Calidris canutus, WIN
BIF1813, 24/01/2013, Pak Thale, Thailand, Mathias Putze

Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris, WIN
BIF1814, 25/01/2013, Pak Thale, Thailand, Mathias Putze

Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris, WIN
BIF1815, 25/01/2013, Pak Thale, Thailand, Mathias Putze

Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris, WIN
BIF1816, 24/01/2013, Pak Thale, Thailand, Mathias Putze
Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris, WIN
BIF1817, 25/01/2013, Pak Thale, Thailand, Mathias Putze

voice: calls during migration not yet sound recorded

comparison species:
Red Knot (v)
Ruff (v)
Curlew Sandpiper (v)
Pectoral Sandpiper (v)
Bar-tailed Godwit (a)

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