French: Bécasseau maubèche German: Knutt Spanish: Correlimos gordo
Subspecies and Distribution
C. c. canutus
(Linnaeus, 1758) – CN Siberia, in Taymyr Peninsula and possibly Yakutia; winters in W & S Africa and S Asia.
C. c. piersmai
Tomkovich, 2001 – New Siberian Is; winters in NW Australia.
C. c. rogersi
(Mathews, 1913) – Chukotskiy Peninsula and possibly areas farther W; winters in Australasia.
C. c. roselaari
Tomkovich, 1990 – Wrangel I (off NE Siberia) and NW Alaska; probably winters on coasts of SE USA (Florida), S Panama and N Venezuela.
C. c. rufa
(A. Wilson, 1813) – Canadian low Arctic; winters on coasts of NE & S South America.
C. c. islandica
(Linnaeus, 1767) – islands of Canadian high Arctic and N Greenland; winters in W Europe.
23–25 cm; 85–220 g; wingspan 45–54 cm. Distinctive large Calidris, with rich rusty chestnut underparts; upperparts mainly blackish mixed with pale... read more
On the breeding grounds, melodious display call is a repeated, plaintive bisyllabic note, given in... read more
High Arctic, occupying tundra and upland glacial gravel, marshy slopes and flats in foothills,... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, mainly adult and larval Diptera, also Lepidoptera, Trichoptera, beetles and bees; spiders, small crustaceans, snails and worms.... read more
Lays Jun. Monogamous. Solitary, territory not important for feeding; normally c. 1 pair/km². Nest on open vegetated tundra or stone... read more
Long distance migrant, with relatively few stopover sites. Race islandica, from Canada and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Global population 891,000–979,000 individuals. Estimated 15,000–30,000 pairs in Europe. Population... read more
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