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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:34 pm 
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Took this at Sable Dam. Is it a Ruff? I'm not sure as it's legs are greenish and not orange or greyish.
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:51 pm 
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Yup, it's a Ruff. Their plumage and bare part colour can be quite variable but the shape of the bill, scaled back and white area at the base of the bill usually gives it away.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Thanks for the confirmation, Deefstes.

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 Post subject: Re: Ruff
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Found this one at a non SANParks park on the cape south coast on Monday. It still has some of it's breeding feathers so must be a recent arrival.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Also Welkom, Ruff?
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Please help with ID.
Saw at Sunset Dam in Kruger 3Sept2011


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Difficult to judge the size of the bird. Can you remember more or less the size?


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Looks like a Little Stint to me.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Not the best pic but here is a pic to get the size of the bird
I also had Little Stint in mind

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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hmmm from that picture it actually looks too big to be a Little Stint, which is smaller than Three-banded Plover. It could be a Ruff.


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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At first I also thaught it might be a Little Stint,but it is too big to be ,the size fits a Ruff


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Thanks for the replies. Hope it is a Ruff


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Hi LaeveldLeeu it is a Ruff indeed


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Am I correct in identifying little orange-legs as a Ruff and the other one also a Wood Sandpiper?

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