Calidris canutus

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Noun1.Calidris canutus - a sandpiper that breeds in the Arctic and winters in the southern hemisphereCalidris canutus - a sandpiper that breeds in the Arctic and winters in the southern hemisphere
sandpiper - any of numerous usually small wading birds having a slender bill and piping call; closely related to the plovers
Calidris, genus Calidris - a genus of Scolopacidae
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Blomert AM (1992) Why knot Calidris canutus take medium -sized Macoma balthica when six prey species are available?
The effects of daily weather variation on foraging and responsiveness to disturbance in overwintering red knot Calidris canutus.
Survival of the fattest: body stores on migration and survival in red knots Calidris canutus islandica.
A new species of the genus Avenzoaria Oudemans, 1905 (Acari: Avenzoariidae) from the red knot, Calidris canutus (Aves: Charadriiformes).
For example, the shorebirds known as red knots, Calidris canutus, have pressure sensors in their beaks, and they appear to use a low-frequency analog of active sonar for detecting clams (Piersma et al.
Densities bird species (Local species: Larus dominicanus, Haematopus palliatus; Regional migratory shorebird: Charadrius falklandicus; Long range migratory shorebirds: Pluvialis dominica, Calidris canutus, Tringa flavipes) were higher inside oyster beds compared with similar zones without oysters, which may be the result of higher prey availability.
Why Knot Calidris canutus take medium-sized Macoma balthica when six prey species are available.
Optimal fat loads and long-distance flights by migrating Knots Calidris canutus, Sanderlings C.
2005) showed that the usual mixtures of monoester preen waxes of Calidris canutus (Linnaeus 1758) at the beginning of incubation are replaced by mixtures of less volatile diester waxes, probably more difficult to smear onto the plumage; they set forth the hypothesis that diester waxes reduce bird smell and thereby reduce predation risk.
Figure 1 illustrates the mosaic quality of many plumages by depicting one region of plumage in the red knot Calidris canutus, a shorebird with some molts that are partial and others that are complete.
2003) found that this correlation remained after effects of temperature, wind, and rainfall on the growth rate of red knot Calidris canutus chicks had been controlled statistically.