Calidris canutus

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Translingual[edit]

Calidris canutus

Etymology[edit]

After Canute, a king of Denmark, England, Norway, and parts of Sweden, said to have enjoyed red knot as a delicacy.

Proper noun[edit]

Calidris canutus f

  1. A taxonomic species within the family Scolopacidae – the red knot.

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References[edit]

  • Gill, F. and Wright, M. (2006) Birds of the World: Recommended English Names, Princeton University Press, ISBN 978-0691128276