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Red Knot Calidris canutus



Family: Scolopacidae (Sandpipers, Snipes, Phalaropes)

Authority: (Linnaeus, 1758)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2abc+3bc+4abc

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Justification of Red List category
This species has been uplisted to Near Threatened as it almost meets the requirements for listing as threatened under criteria A2abc+3bc+4abc. It has an extremely large range and six subpopulations across which trends are variable. The population trend of the largest subpopulation, islandica, is unclear as is the trend of roselaari. The rufa and canutus subpopulations have both experienced population declines. Two subpopulations use the East Asian-Australasian Flyway and have experienced significant declines owing to loss of habitat in the Yellow Sea. Should new research resolve uncertainties in the trends of several of these subpopulations the species may warrant uplisting or downlisting.

Population size:

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 17,800,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
USFWS - Bird of Conservation Concern
Realm - Afrotropical
Realm - Indomalayan
Realm - Nearctic
Realm - Neotropical
Realm - Oceanic
Realm - Palearctic
Realm - Antarctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Calidris canutus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/12/2016.