red knot


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red knot

n.
A sandpiper (Calidris canutus) with gray and dark red plumage that breeds in Arctic regions and makes very long migrations.

[From knot.]
Translations
jespák rezavý
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Visitors come from all over the world to observe migratory birds in Delaware, including the federally-threatened Red Knot.
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Waders are among the bird world's great travellers: the red knot, a common winter visitor to the UK, flies to South Africa and the tip of South America for the southern summers, then heads to the other end of the globe in the northern summer, to breed in the Arctic tundra.
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A new species of the genus Avenzoaria Oudemans, 1905 (Acari: Avenzoariidae) from the red knot, Calidris canutus (Aves: Charadriiformes).
As for the birds, once inside the sanctuary you will come face- toface with Striated Heron, Western reef heron, Little Bittern, Red Knot and majestic Pied Avocet.
In fact, as of December 11th 2014, the red knot was listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
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