Ruff

Calidris pugnax

ML170452311


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Rex Stanford
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eBird Checklist S58569334
Cow Meadow Park - pond near parking
Nassau, New York, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 40.6363, -73.5709 Map

Age
Adult
Sex
Female
Behaviors
Breeding
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Media notes

This is a close-up (crop) from ML170452371. On the Ruff (rear bird) it shows the short bill (very slightly downcurved near tip) and dark post-ocular stripe, both typical of Ruff.

Observation details

This shows a detail distinctive for this species, the convergence of long white uppertail coverts close to tail-tip. Plumage details and leg color are compatible with female breeding condition. (Females are late migrants; far later than males.) This species often is seen, as here, with head partially underwater while foraging. No aggression toward other nearby species was seen or shown in my photos of this Ruff.

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1390 x 1126

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