Location: Papua New Guinea, Australia
The Great Knot breeds on gravelly areas covered with lichen and patches of herbs, heather (del Hoyo et al. 1996), Empetrum spp., Dryas spp. and Vaccinium spp.(Johnsgard 1981), or alternatively on areas with a continuous layer of lichen and scattered stunted larch Larix spp. or dwarf pine Pinus pumila (del Hoyo et al. 1996).
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BirdLife International. 2019. Calidris tenuirostris (amended version of 2016 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T22693359A155482913. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22693359A155482913.en. Downloaded on 31 January 2021.
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