Philomachus pugnax

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Philomachus pugnax
Twa male Ruff in breedin plumage each wi prominent neck feathers, white unnerpairts, an flanks blotched wi black. Ane haes a white neck collar o feathers an the ither haes a colour that is almost entirely very dark brown.
Males in breeding plumage in the Netherlands
Ruff female RWD.jpg
Breeding female
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Faimily: Scolopacidae
Genus: Philomachus
Merrem, 1804
Species: P. pugnax
Binomial name
Philomachus pugnax
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Generally Ruffs migrate north an breed in the northren hemisphere frae aboot Mey tae August, an generally at the end o the breedin saison thay migrate sooth an spend several months the Sub-Tropics afore migratin north again
  Breedin simmer veesitor
  Present aw year
  Non-breedin range

Philomachus pugnax, or the ruff, is a medium-sized wadin bird that breeds in marshes an wet meadows athort northren Eurasie.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. BirdLife International (2012). "Philomachus pugnax". IUCN Reid Leet o Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. Internaitional Union for Conservation o Naitur. Retrieved 26 November 2013.