Snipes, Sandpipers and Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Red Knot (Calidris canutus) - HBW 3, p. 519

French: Bécasseau maubèche German: Knutt Spanish: Correlimos Gordo
Other common names: (Lesser/European) Knot

Taxonomy: Tringa Canutus Linnaeus, 1758, Sweden.
In past, genus Calidris was on occasion reserved for present species and C. tenuirostris only. Races islandica, rogersi and, until recently, roselaari formerly included within nominate canutus. Five subspecies currently recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • canutus (Linnaeus, 1758) - CN Siberia, in Taymyr Peninsula, New Siberian Is and possibly Yakutia; winters in W & S Africa and probably Australasia.
  • rogersi (Mathews, 1913) - Chukotskiy Peninsula and possibly areas farther W; winters in Australasia.
  • roselaari Tomkovich, 1990 - Wrangel I and NW Alaska; probably winters in Florida, S Panama and N Venezuela.

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  • canutus (Linnaeus, 1758) - CN Siberia, in Taymyr Peninsula, New Siberian Is and possibly Yakutia; winters in W & S Africa and probably Australasia.
  • rogersi (Mathews, 1913) - Chukotskiy Peninsula and possibly areas farther W; winters in Australasia.
  • roselaari Tomkovich, 1990 - Wrangel I and NW Alaska; probably winters in Florida, S Panama and N Venezuela.
  • rufa (Wilson, 1813) - Canadian low Arctic; winters in NE & S South America.
  • islandica (Linnaeus, 1767) - islands of Canadian high Arctic and N Greenland; winters in WEurope.
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