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Ruff

Philomachus pugnax

Description:

A distinctive medium-sized sandpiper of Eurasia, annual in small numbers during migration on both coasts of North America. This bird, a female (beside a Western Sandpiper), lacks the prominent plumes of the males and the plain buffy breast of the juveniles.

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avesjohn
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avesjohn

Cudahy, California, USA

Spotted on Jul 18, 2013
Submitted on Jul 26, 2013

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