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About 10 day old Knot (Calidris canutus canutus), Taimyr, Siberia
The Red Knot is breeding with 6 subspecies in the circumpolar high Arctic tundra. Calidris c. canutus is breeding in the barren lands of Northernmost Siberia, mainly on the coasts of the Taimyr peninsular. In the very short high Arctic summer the young knots benefits from the abundance of insects, such as big specimen of Tipula, and grow very fast. During other parts of the year, when they winter in West-Africa and on their long migration route stage in the Wadden Sea, they depend on tidal mudflats and small shellfish for feeding.