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Ruff (Calidris pugnax)

Appearance:

Relatively large wader with long orange or greenish (juveniles) legs. Scaly back and medium long, slightly curved and heavy bill. Male in breeding plumage unmistakable with ruff in various colours and patterns. Characteristic upright posture and body shape with long neck, small head and humped back. Conspicuous white oval patches at upper base of tail. Notable difference in size between sexes (male largest). Often seen feeding in meadows and fields when away from breeding ground.

Sound:

Generally silent. Short, muted, nasal, mono or disyllabic grunts sometimes heard.

Social sound:

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Distribution:

Wikipedia: map (se also Xeno-canto below)

Ecology:

Birdlife ecology

Links:

Observation.org Latest observations

Video IBC

Image search Flickr NB! May give other species

Sound search at Xeno-canto

Featherbase

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CC-photo:A.J. Haverkamp, Licence,Link,

Sounds:Recorded by Jarek Matusiak,http://www.xeno-canto.org ,CC license

Facts:
Length (cm):
26-30
Wingspan (cm):
54-58
Weight (gram):
75-230
Size group:
Thrush-size
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Waders
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