Ruff
Calidris pugnax

– medium-sized wader
– female slightly, male considerably larger than Dunlin
– nocturnal migrant, diurnal local movements
– migrates singly or in small, rather dense flocks

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Ruff Calidris pugnax, M AD NBREED
BIF0390, 24/01/2014, Lake Albert, Uganda, Mathias Putze
BIF391_MPU_I1Q1561_131008_ruff_d_wermd
Ruff Calidris pugnax, 1CY
BIF0391, 08/10/2013, Wermsdorfer Teiche, Germany, Mathias Putze
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Ruff Calidris pugnax, 1CY
BIF0392, 08/10/2013, Wermsdorfer Teiche, Germany, Mathias Putze
BIF393_MPU_I1Q1609_131008_ruff_d_wermd
Ruff Calidris pugnax, 1CY
BIF0393, 08/10/2013, Wermsdorfer Teiche, Germany, Mathias Putze

Ruff Calidris pugnax
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
BIF1129, 30/06/2016, Belzig, Germany, Mathias Putze

Ruff Calidris pugnax, M F BREED
BIF1669, 10/05/2011, Sarybay, Kazakhstan, Patrick Franke


Ruff Calidris pugnax, calls in flight

BIF0394, 18/09/2014, Wermsdorfer Teiche, Germany, Patrick Franke
Telinga parabolic reflector

comparison species:
Pectoral Sandpiper

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