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(Philomachus [Calidris] pugnax)
Alternate name(s): "Reeve" (female)
Size: 29-32 cm (male), 22-26 cm (female);
wing span 54-60 cm (male), 46-49 cm (female)
Weight: 180 g (average; male), 110 g (average; female)
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Ruff at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Lateral view of a wet male Ruff in non-breeding plumage on the edge of Samphire (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Port of Brisbane Wader Roost, Brisbane, QLD, December 2018]

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