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Knot bird pictures


Knot bird picturesKNOT
234. Tringa canutus. 11 inches.

This is one of the birds that feed along the ocean beaches, following out each wave as it rolls away and eagerly picking the small insects from the sand, and hurrying back to get clear from the next wave.

Bill moderately long and quite stout; form more robust than most of the shore birds.

Adults in summer mixed with brown and grayish above and of a reddish uniform brown below. In winter plain gray above and white below.

Nest. - They are supposed to breed in Arctic America, but no eggs are known as yet in any collections.

Range. - Arctic regions in summer; in winter south through the United States to South America.