|Inland, on the ground near water.
A shallow scrape lined with leaves, lichens and moss.
On the breeding grounds, Knots eat mostly spiders, arthropods, and
larvae obtained by surface pecking, and on the wintering and migratory
grounds they eat a variety of hard-shelled prey such as bivalves,
gastropods and small crabs that are ingested whole and crushed by a muscular stomach.
23 - 26 cm.
47 - 53 cm.
The head and eyes are small, with a short neck and a slightly tapering
bill that is no longer than its head. It has short dark legs and a
medium thin dark bill. The winter, or basic, plumage becomes uniformly
pale grey, and is similar between the sexes. The alternate, or
breeding, plumage is mottled grey on top with a cinnamon face, throat
and light-coloured rear belly.
Late May - Early June,
3 to 4 light olive to deep olive buff, with a slight gloss