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Make Nikon D2X
Lens Nikkor AF-S VR 70-200 mm f/2.8G   at 400 mm
Exposure 1/250 s, f/6.3, ISO 200 
Image size 800 x 533 pixels

IOC Names

Order  Charadriiformes   Family  Scolopacidae

Deutsch  Knutt Dutch  Kanoet
Italian  Piovanello maggiore Spanish  Correlimos Gordo


The Red Knot undergoes one of the longest migrations of any bird, breeding in the far north of Canada and Alaska (migrating then to the southern tip of Tierra del Fuego), or in Iceland, northern Europe and Russia (wintering in Africa, Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand). Their yearly round trip is over 18,600 miles. When not breeding, they form enormous flocks numbering up to 50,000 birds.


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Red Knot
Calidris canutus
Bécasseau maubèche

Jean-Michel PAULUS