Tag: Calidris canutus

Where waders may parallel penguins: Spontaneous increase in locomotor activity triggered by fat depletion in a voluntarily fasting Knot.

Red Knot (Calidris canutus) Science Article 6 abstract A Knot Calidris canutus, kept with four conspecifics on an enclosed artificial outdoor tidal flat in The Netherlands, refused to feed on the available bivalve prey for a period of 18 days and thereby decreased in mass from 209 g to 107 g, at which point the […]

Length of stopover, fuel storage and a sex-bias in the occurrence of two subspecies of Red Knots Calidris c. canutus an d C.c. islandica in the Dutch Wadden Sea during southward migration.

Red Knot (Calidris canutus) Science Article 1 abstract During southward migration the Wadden Sea is the meeting place of Red Knots Calidris canutus of two subspecies that breed in either western Siberia (C. c. canutus) or north Greenland and north-east Can ada (C. c . islandica), but the details of their co-occurrence have not been […]

Distribution, migrations and biometrics of Knots Calidris canutus canutus on Taimyr, Siberia

Red Knot (Calidris canutus) Science Article 7 abstract Studies carried out in northern Taimyr in 1982-84 and 1990-92 were combined with data from other sources to describe the breeding distribution and densities and the migration of Knots at Taimyr Peninsula, north-central Siberia. Morphometrics, recent ring recoveries, dates and directions of migration all support the idea […]

Cost-benefit analysis of mollusc eating in a shorebird I. Foraging and processing costs estimated by the doubly labelled water method

Red Knot (Calidris canutus) Science Article 4 abstract Although the energy costs of foraging and food processing in vertebrates may be considerable, they have rarely been quantified separately. Here we present estimates for both cost factors based on a series of trials with a shorebird, the red knot Calidris canutus, fed natural and artificial prey […]

Endogenous circannual rhythmicity in a non-passerine migrant, the Knot Calidris canutus.

Red Knot (Calidris canutus) Science Article 8 abstract We present experimental evidence for endogenous control of circannual rhythms in a long-distance migratory wader, the Knot Calidris canutus. Six individuals of the subspecies canutus were caught during northward migration whilst staging in France, and were held together under constant temperature and photoperiodic conditions (15 degree C, […]