Red Knot (Calidris canutus ssp. rufa)
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 , Louisiana , Maine , Maryland , Massachusetts , Mississippi , New Hampshire , New Jersey , New York , North Carolina , Rhode Island , South Carolina , Texas , Virginia
- US Counties in which the Red Knot is known to or is believed to occur: View All
- Countries in which the the Red Knot is known to occur: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile
- For more information: http://www.fws.gov/northeast/redknot/
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|Northeast Region (Region 5)|
» Candidate Information
Current Candidate Status
» Action Plans
|08/12/2010||Red Knot Spotlight Species Action Plan|
» Conservation Plans
|CCA Plan Summaries|
|Red Knot Cooperative Agreement|
|11/21/2012||77 FR 69993 70060||Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions|
|10/26/2011||76 FR 66370 66439||Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions|
|09/12/2006||71 FR 53756 53835||Review of Native Species That Are Candidates or Proposed for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions|
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