|Inland, on the ground near water.
Molluscs and insects.
Tundra in Northern Siberia. Rare vagrant to Western Europe
Short dark legs and a medium-length thin dark bill. Breeding adults
have mottled greyish upperparts with some rufous feathering. The face,
throat and breast are heavily spotted black, and there are also some
streaks on the rear belly. In winter the plumage becomes uniformly pale
grey above. This bird is closely related to the more
widespread red knot. In breeding plumage, the latter has a
distinctive red face, throat and breast. In other plumages, the great
knot can be identified by its larger size, longer bill,
deeper chest, and the more streaked upperparts.
3 to 4.