adults gaining rufous breeding plumage (California, USA; 2007-05-13)

Red Knot
Calidris canutus

Native Range: North America and Eurasia

Notes: a mid-sized chunky shorebird that feeds slowly and deliberately on mudflats and beaches during migration; nests high-latitude arctic tundra.

adult in nonbreeding plumage (California, USA; 2007-06-09)

nonbreeder, dorsal view; plain gray back (California, USA; 2006-03-26)

two breeders (left) and two nonbreeders (California, USA; 2007-05-13)

fourth from left; feeding with dowitcher flock (California, USA; 2006-03-26)

light rump and long pointed wings in flight (California, USA; 2006-09-24)

dangling yellow-olive legs (California, USA; 2006-09-24)

juvenile; scaly pattern on wings and back (California, USA; 2006-09-24)

juvenile; yellow-olive legs (California, USA; 2006-09-24)

juvenile posing for portrait (California, USA; 2006-09-24)