Philomachus pugnax
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The ruff is a common palearctic migrant, seen on fresh and alkaline lakes throughout Tanzania. Note the distally decurved bill and the marked scaling. The left lower photo (Lake Nakuru, 1-17) is courtesy of Karine Van der Vurst. The other photos were taken in Mikumi (left upper, 11-03), Serengeti (right upper, 12-07), Tarangire (top, 11-14 & left 2nd row, 9-02) and Ngorongoro Crater. Click the photo above to see more.
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Fain & Roger Zimmerman, Karine Van der Vurst, Linda Bushman

Last Update this page: 5-29-17