Ruff in full display and levitating to attract passing females.

Ruff in full display and levitating to attract passing females.
Species: Ruff   Calidris pugnax
Author: Roger Powell
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Added to IBC: 10 Jun 2014 - 19:04
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Honorable Mention in HBW World Bird Photo Contest 2014.

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Roger Powell, IBC1058946. Accessible at

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Roger Powell, IBC1058946. Photo of Ruff Calidris pugnax at Varanger Fjord, Norway. Accessible at

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