Ruff (Philomachus pugnax) - HBW 3, p. 530
French: Combattant varié
Other common names: Reeve (female)
Taxonomy: Tringa Pugnax Linnaeus, 1758, Sweden.
Has been proposed for inclusion in Calidris. Monotypic.
Distribution: NW Europe through Siberia to Chukotskiy Peninsula and Sea of Okhotsk. Winters from Mediterranean and sub-Saharan Africa through Middle East to Indian Subcontinent.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 67 videos
A juvenile foraging in a managed wetland along with Greater Yellowlegs and Long-billed Dowitcher. Locality Ventura County, California, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Don DesJardin 25 September 2012 1 year ago 1 min 4.5
A bird foraging at close range. Locality Lauwersmeer, Netherlands
Yoel Jimenez 26 March 2011 2 years ago 49 sec 4.4
A juvenile foraging in a managed wetland along with Greater Yellowlegs.. Locality Ventura County, California, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Don DesJardin 25 September 2012 1 year ago 59 sec 4.4
Males in breeding plumage resting, feeding and preening Locality Inner Marsh Farm RSPB Reserve, Cheshire, England, Great Britain (Monotypic species)
Greg Baker 2 May 2012 1 year ago 1 min 23 sec 4.4
Several views of 2 juveniles foraging in shallow water among salt marsh pickle-weed. Locality Ventura County, California, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Don DesJardin 11 September 2011 2 years ago 57 sec 4.3
Some birds foraging. Locality Axios Delta, Central Macedonia Region, Greece
Theo Mamais 2 August 2009 3 years ago 35 sec 4.3
PhotosSee all 81 photos
Four males on the left wanting to make a mating proposal to a female (out of the picture), but kept in check by the dominant mal
Locality Uytkerkse Polder, West Flanders Province, Belgium
Frans Vandewalle 5 May 2011 15 weeks ago 4.7
Male display at a lek during the breeding season.
Locality Biebrza Marshes, Podlaskie Province, Poland
Piotr Jonczyk 4 May 2007 3 years ago 4.6
display of a male.
Locality Varanger Fjord, Finnmark County, Norway (Monotypic species)
Fran Trabalon 7 June 2012 1 year ago 4.5
Male of the white form in breeding plumage, feeding in a pasture
Locality De Onlanden Nature Reserve, Drente Province, Netherlands (Monotypic species)
Peter Vercruijsse 10 May 2013 5 weeks ago 4.4
Locality Salt Ponds Km 20, Eilat, Israel
Lior Kislev 19 March 2012 1 year ago 4.4
at a salt pond
Locality Eilat, Israel
Lior Kislev 3 May 2009 2 years ago 4.4
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