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Snipes, Sandpipers and Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Ruff (Philomachus pugnax) - HBW 3, p. 530

French: Combattant varié German: Kampfläufer Spanish: Combatiente
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.