Species Details

@Omar Shahadat (Department of Zoology,Jagannath University,Dhaka);

Great Knot Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Calidris tenuirostris
Family : Scolopacidae
Order : Charadriiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Eastern Knot
Habitat : Coast
Description : The Great Knot is a medium sized grey shore bird that looks darker in the summer (adult bird length approximately 27 cm, weight 135 g, wing 17.5 cm, bill 4.3 cm, tarsus 3.5 cm, tail 6.5 cm). In the non-breeding season, it looks greyish from above and white from below. It has an indistinct white supercilium. It feeds on molluscs, insects and other marine creatures.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:Omar Shahadat (Department of Zoology,Jagannath University,Dhaka);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Thijs Fijen(www.xeno-canto.org/Thijs Fijen), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.