Red knot (species: Calidris canutus) in ALA: LIRS and surrounds using records to Oct. 2021 (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Calidris canutus
Red knot

©US Fish and Wildlife Service: Mispillion Harbor, Delaware.

©Leo: Pambula Beach, NSW, Australia.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Charadriiformes
Family Scolopacidae
Genus Calidris
Species Calidris canutus
Status unspecified



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island, Queensland, Australia: Domm (1977) records the Red Knot at Eagle Island but not Lizard Island between 1973 and 1976. He notes that less than 10 birds at a time were seen in summer at Eagle Island. Smith (1987) also records the species as a regular visitor to Eagle Island during the period 1983 to 1986, noting up to 33 individuals. The single record from Lizard Island is from 1 March 1977, by Queensland Department of Resources and Land Management (Atlas of Living Australia, 25 March 2012).

Web resources


  • Domm, S. (1977). Sea birds and waders of the Lizard Island area, The Sunbird, 8: 1-8. LIRS catalog number 4.
  • Smith, G.C. (1987). The birds of Eagle Island, a tropical sand cay on the northern Great Barrier Reef, Australia, The Sunbird, 17(1): 1-11. LIRS catalog number 245.