Red Knot (Calidris canutus rufa)
Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND
Length: 25-28 cm. Adults in spring: Above finely mottled with grays, black and light ochre, running into stripes on crown; throat, breast and sides of head cinnamon-brown; dark gray line through eye; abdomen and undertail coverts white; uppertail coverts white, barred with black. Adults in winter: Pale ashy gray above, from crown to rump, with feathers on back narrowly edged with white; underparts white, the breast lightly streaked and speckled, and the flanks narrowly barred with gray. Adults in autumn: Underparts of some individuals show traces of the "red" of spring.
- States/US Territories in which the Red Knot, is known to or is believed to occur: Alabama , Connecticut , Delaware , Florida , Georgia , Illinois , Indiana , Kansas , Louisiana , Maine , Maryland , Massachusetts , Michigan , Mississippi , Missouri , Montana , Nebraska , New Hampshire , New Jersey , New York , North Carolina , North Dakota , Ohio , Oklahoma , Rhode Island , South Carolina , South Dakota , Texas , Virginia , West Virginia , Wisconsin
- US Counties in which the Red Knot, is known to or is believed to occur: View All
- USFWS Refuges in which the Red Knot, is known to occur:
Amagansett National Wildlife Refuge, Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Big Boggy National Wildlife Refuge, Blackbeard Island National Wildlife Refuge, Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge... Show All Refuges
- Countries in which the the Red Knot, is known to occur: Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, U.S. Virgin Islands, Venezuela
- Additional species information
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|01/12/2015||Northeast Region (Region 5)|
» Federal Register Documents
No recovery information is available for the Red Knot.
» Critical Habitat
No critical habitat rules have been published for the Red Knot.
» Conservation Plans
|CCA Plan Summaries|
|Red Knot Cooperative Agreement|
» Life History
No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.
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