A Great Knot (Bécasseau de l’Anadyr – Calidris tenuirostris) at the Souss estuary on 8 November 2014.
The bird was with 5-6 Red Knots C. canutus, standing on the far (southern) bank during low tide, opposite the palace entrance.
The best features were the spotted dark breast connected with the black dots on the flank; the black tail contrasting with the white rump and uppertail coverts in flight; the slightly larger size with marginally broader wings and longer bill; and the less contrasting dark wingtips in which the primaries only gradually turn black towards the tip.
(Arnoud van den Berg, Robin Chittenden and members of Limosa Holidays)
One thought on “9 November 2014 – Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris à the Souss estuary”
Great observation! I saw a wintering flock in Thaïland few years ago and I’m too impressed by the very long route this bird crossed from its breeding range in the far Eastern Russia.