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Red Knot (Calidris canutus iskandica) in breeding habitat, Thule, Greenland

Red Knot (Calidris canutus iskandica) in breeding habitat, Thule, Greenland

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Uploaded 23 Dec 2012 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2012 Taken by: Peter Prokosch
The Red Knot is breeding with 6 subspecies in the circumpolar high Arctic tundra. Calidris canutus islandica is breeding in the barren lands of North Greenland and North-East Canada. In the very short high Arctic summer the young knots benefit 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 Western Europe and stage in the Wadden Sea, Northern Norway and Iceland they depend on tidal mudflats and small shel ...
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