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Knots (Calidris canutus islandica) on the way from the Wadden Sea to Greenland just landed at the South Coast of Iceland

Knots (Calidris canutus islandica) on the way from the Wadden Sea to Greenland just landed at the South Coast of Iceland

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Uploaded 05 Oct 2013 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2013 Taken by: Peter Prokosch
The Red Knot is a migratory shorebird that travels up to 20,000 km twice a year from its breeding grounds on the high Arctic tundra to its southern non-breeding sites. Along with having one of the longest total migrations of any bird, some populations also fly as much as 8–9,000 km between stopover sites in a single flight. As a shellfish-eating specialist avoiding pathogen-rich freshwater habitats, the Red Knot relies on the few large tidal flats with abundant food resources that the world ...
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