red knot

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the red knot (Calidris canutus) “is a medium-sized shorebird which breeds in tundra and the Arctic Cordillera in the far north of Canada, Europe, and Russia”. while “North American breeders migrate to coastal areas in Europe and South America, the Eurasian populations winter in Africa, Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand”.

first time a red knot is seen in pulicat lake, chennai. may be in transit from their winter homes…

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