RED KNOT

(Calidris canutus)

Also known as Common Knot

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Roberts VI / VII 271 / 249
Clements 2000 62.0630
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
57-63

 

A smallish bird (about 25 cm) which breeds in the Palaearctic. In southern Africa it is an uncommon migrant found along the coast (mainly on the west coast). It is generally a solitary bird although sometimes found in larger flocks. It lives on aquatic invertebrates

 

List of Stamps showing Red Knot

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Dominica 2473   1998 90c
Grenada 2598   1998 $3
Uruguay 2272 m Bl 73 1995 12p