Great Knot

Calidris tenuirostris

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Sandpipers, Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Code 4

GRKN

Code 6

CALTEN

ITIS

HEAD

Great Knot Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Head pattern: Streaked
  • Crown Color: Gray and brown streaked.
  • Forehead Color: Gray and brown streaked.
  • Nape Color: Gray and brown streaked.
  • Throat Color: White with brown streaking.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Great Knot Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 28 cm (11 in)
  • Weight: 167 g (5.9 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown
  • Underparts: Black breast; white belly and sides with black speckles.
  • Upperparts: Gray-brown, black and rust-brown with white edges.
  • Back Pattern: Spotted or speckled, Striped or streaked
  • Belly Pattern: Spotted or speckled
  • Breast Pattern: Spotted or speckled

FLIGHT

Great Knot Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Has steady direct flight of all Calidris sandpipers, but wingbeats looser and slower.
  • Wingspan Range: 53-56 cm (21-22 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Rounded Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Gray
  • Under Tail: Gray and white.
  • Leg Color: Gray-green
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