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Books about the Ruff

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Philomachus pugnax
Family: Scolopacidae

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Distribution Models and the Evolution of Lekking: With Empirical Tests on the Ruff, Philomachus Pugnax

Fredrik Widemo

Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis


A 40 page report.

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The Ruff

Johan G.Van Rhijn

Illustrations: Ian Willis



This book explores the complex and intricate breeding behaviour of the Ruff, both to lay bare the details of life of the species, and to provide a means of exploring the wider variety of wader breeding systems. Strands of evidence for all aspects of the ruff's life, in and out of the breeding season, come together to give an insight into this important area of biology.

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Last updated October 2013