CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Calidris tenuirostris  

Great Knot (Calidris tenuirostris)
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© Geoff Walker 2012
Cairns, QLD (Aug, 2012)

There were several groups of Great Knots feeding voraciously on the mud flats of the Cairns Esplanade.

These birds breed in Siberia during summer in the Northern Hemisphere and migrate south each year to avoid the Northern Hemisphere winter.

Great Knot (Calidris tenuirostris)

Great Knot

Great Knot (Calidris tenuirostris)

Great Knot