Description The Great Knot is a medium sized shorebird and is the largest species in the Calidris genus. It has dark legs and thin dark bill. The winter plumage is grey above. Breeding adults have mottled greyish plumage above with some reddish markings. It is similar to the red knot but lacks the reddish colour on head and breast.
Size 30 cm
Habitat mudflats, sand flats, estuaries, bays
Food mollusks, insects and other invertebrates
Range The Great Knot can be found around coastal areas of Australia during the southern summer. They breed in the northern hemisphere in Siberia