ruffled wing feathers



A marsh and grassland bird, the Ruff feeds on insects, worms, and seeds. Breeding males have large, feathery ruffs and ear tufts, which vary individually in color and pattern. Males display in competition w ith one another on the "lek," a special piece of ground, to impress females (reeves). After mating, the females nest alone.

• NEST A hollow in the ground, lined with grass and situated in long grass.

• DISTRIBUTION Breeds in Europe, Arctic Siberia, and part of Alaska. Winters

Europe, Africa, Asia. Australia, and parts of South America.


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