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  Ruff (Philomachus pugnax)





Ruff | Philomachus pugnax photo
Ruff - male in winter plumage

Image by Rhion Pritchard - License: Public Domain.    (view image details)

Ruff | Philomachus pugnax photo
Ruff (Philomachus pugnax), male in transition plumage

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Ruff | Philomachus pugnax photo
male Ruff in breeding plumage - not likely to be seen in Australia

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RUFF FACTS

distribution map showing range of Philomachus pugnax in Australia

Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License




Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Charadriiformes
Family:Scolopacidae
Genus:Philomachus
Species:pugnax
Common Name:Ruff