Red Knot Identification

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  • Size & Shape

    A large, stocky sandpiper with a straight, medium-length bill and rather short legs.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Dunlin, slightly smaller than a dowitcher.

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    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 9.1-10.6 in (23-27 cm)
      • Weight: 4.4-7.2 oz (125-205 g)
      • Wingspan: 22.4-23.6 in (57-60 cm)