Calidris canutus

Description: 

Calidris canutus is included on CMS Appendix II under the higher taxon listing of Scolopacidae.  The sub-species Calidris canutus rufa was added to CMS Appendix I at COP8 (Nairobi, 2005) at the suggestion of Argentina.  AEWA recognizes separate populations - Calidris canutus canutus in Northern Siberia/West & Southern Africa and Calidris canutus islandica in NE Canada & Greenland/Western Europe.

Assessment information
CMS InstrumentsCMS, AEWA
IUCN StatusNear threatened
Geographic range
Countries Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Denmark, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Estonia, European Union, Finland, France, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Jamaica, Japan, Latvia, Liberia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela
Common names
EnglishRed Knot
FrenchBécasseau Maubèche
SpanishCorrelimos gordo
GermanKnutt
Taxonomy
ClassAves
OrderCharadriiformes
FamilyScolopacidae
Scientific name Calidris canutus