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Ruff Philomachus pugnax   - Non-breeding
Photographer : © Debabrata Dasgupta
Location :Mangalajodi Marshes, Odisha, India
Date : 18 December 2017
English synonyms:Reeve (female)
Bird Family :Tringinae - Godwits, Curlews, Shanks, Sandpipers, Tattlers, Turnstones, Dowitchers, Knots, Stints, Dunlin, Ruff & Phalaropes
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :A proportion of non-breeding birds, usually males, exhibit this non-breeding plumage with white head and neck. - Ed.
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