SIMON BOOTH / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SIMON BOOTH / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Ruff (Philomachus pugnax) wading bird in winter plumage. The ruff is a migrant, and spends the breeding season in moist grasslands in northern Europe and Eurasia. In the winter it heads south to wetlands in southern Europe, Africa and parts of southern Asia. It feeds on insects, frogs and small fish, with some plant matter as well. Photographed in the UK.
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