Ruff – Calidris pugnax



This is quite a peculiar bird as it has three different sorts of males or rather appearance of males. When in the mating season the majority of ruff males grows a spectacular breeding plumage. Most of the ruffs grow dark plumage but others have light plumage and a minority of the male ruffs looks like the females. This ruff is seen at Högholmen – Korkeasaari in Helsinki zoo in Finland in the middle of November 2016. The legs are grey so it should be a juvenile. More about it on wikipedia at

More critters at Camera Critters and Saturday’s Critters and more winged pictures at Wild Bird Wednesday and  The BIRD D’Pot .





11 thoughts on “Ruff – Calidris pugnax

  1. Hello , cool sighting of the Ruff ! Great shot!

    I am still running a little behind visiting my critter links! Thanks so much for linking up, have a great new week ahead!


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