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Common Name:Ruff
Scientific Name:Philomachus pugnax
Area:Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge - Oregon
Date:February 16, 2023

An Eurasian species, the Ruff is a rare visitor to North America. Larger than a Spotted Sandpiper, but smaller than a Greater Yellowlegs. This one was busy feeding with a large flock of American Robins.

Reference:Sibley Field Guide to Birds / Kaufman Field Guide to Birds of North America / Birds of the Pacific Northwest by Shewey & Blount