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Red Knot-juvenile


Red Knot-juvenile
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Copyright: PETER TAMAS (sirianul) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 509] (3544)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-08-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon 600mm f/4 II + Canon 2.x III conve
Exposure: f/9.0
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-08-19 18:15
Viewed: 1869
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Just returned from a trip to Presqu'ile Provincial Park
with two new bird species, for me.
Today I will present to you the Red Knot- Juvenile.

The Red Knot is the largest of the "peeps" in North America, and one of the most colorful. It makes one of the longest yearly migrations of any bird, traveling 15,000 km (9,300 mi) from its Arctic breeding grounds to Tierra del Fuego in southern South America.
•The Red Knot does not regurgitate undigested hard parts of prey, as do many species of birds. Instead it excretes the hard parts in the feces. Researchers have used fecal content to examine food consumption rates.
•Red Knots concentrate in huge numbers at traditional staging grounds during migration. Delaware Bay is an important staging area during spring migration, where the knots feed on the eggs of spawning horseshoe crabs. It is estimated that nearly 90 percent of the entire population of the Red Knot subspecies C. c. rufa can be present on the bay in a single day. The reduction in food available to the knots because of the heavy harvesting of horseshoe crabs may be responsible for a decline in Red Knot populations.


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  • deons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 0 N: 55] (595)
  • [2012-08-19 23:26]

Hi Peter
I also like to take photos of birds. The image of the Red Knot is very sharp and the soft background complemets your subject very well. There is a lot of detail in the feathers. I feel a slightly darker image would show more detail in the lighter areas. The highlight inthe bird's eye brings it to life.
TFS Deon

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