Red Knot (Calidris canutus)

with Winter plumage

Red Knot (Calidris canutus) with winter plumage

The red knot is a medium size wadding bird it migrates to the artic to breed. It has one of the longest migrations of any bird, some travel from the artic to the southern tip of South America. This bird has winter plumage in the summer the body and face are brick-red.