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The Flight of the Red Knot: A Natural History Account of a Small Bird's Annual Migration from the Arctic Circle to the Tip of South America and Back

Monograph

By: Timothy Brian Harrington (Author)

224 pages, 50 col photos, b/w maps

W.W. Norton & Co.

Hardback | May 1996 | #50512 | ISBN: 0393038610
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NHBS Price: £21.99 $28/€26 approx

About this book

Red knots are barely ten inches long and weigh about twenty ounces, yet each year they migrate to the southern tip of South America and back again, a journey of over 18,000 miles, often flying as many as 2,500 miles nonstop at speeds averaging between 30 and 40 miles per hour. This well illustrated book, based on a popular NOVA series on migration, describes the red knot's ability to fly so far, its extraordinary food storage capacity, and the nature of its ever-moving food supply. The methods of research into the red knot's life cycle are also described.


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