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    Red Knot

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    Red Knot

    Calidris canutus
    • ORDER: Charadriiformes
    • FAMILY: Scolopacidae
    Basic Description

    The Red Knot is the largest of the "peeps" in North America, and one of the most colorful. It makes one of the longest yearly migrations of any bird, traveling 15,000 km (9,300 mi) from its Arctic breeding grounds to Tierra del Fuego in southern South America.

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    Other Names
    • Playero Rojo (Spanish)
    • Bécasseau maubèche (French)
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