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Ruff Philomachus pugnax   - Melanistic individual
Ruff
Photographer : © Jaysukh Parekh “Suman”
Location :Kutch, Gujarat, India
Date : 12 January 2013
English synonyms:Reeve (female)
Bird Family :Tringinae - Godwits, curlews, shanks, sandpipers, tattlers, turnstones, dowitchers, knots,stints, dunlin, ruff, & phalaropes
Bird Group :CICONIIFORMES
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :Foraging with a Common Snipe. Grey Heron in the foreground.