RUFF

(Philomachus pugnax)

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Roberts VI / VII 284 / 263
Clements 2000 62.0840
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 57-86
A medium bird (30-31 cm) which breeds in northern Europe and Asia, migrating to Africa, southern Asia and Australia. It is a very common widespread migrant in southern Africa and inhabits estuaries and most inland waters. It is a gregarious bird, feeding on mollusks, crustaceans, insects, worms and berries.

List of Stamps showing Ruff

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Germany (West) 2390 1539 1991 60p
Guyana 4137   1994 $35
Guyana 4337   1995 $35
Lesotho 0914m 0791m 1989 M5
Liberia     2001 $25
Mali 0677 0680 1978 200f
Mali 1417 1395 1995 150f
Netherlands 1436   1984 60c
Poland 1971 1991 1970 1z35
Russia 4433   1975 1k
Switzerland J 344 1632 1997 110+55c