Tag: Philomachus pugnax

Two estimates of the metabolic costs of antibody production in migratoryshorebirds: low costs, internal reallocation, or both?

Ruff (Philomachus pugnax) Science Article 1 abstract We measured the costs of mounting a humoral immune response using two novel antigens (tetanus and diphtheria) in two shorebird species (Scolopacid ): Red Knot (Calidris canutus, measured in autumn) and Ruff (Philomachus pugnax, measured in spring). Metabolic rate was measured during the preinjection phase, at the building […]

Biometrics of Ruffs Philomachus pugnax migrating in spring through southern Belarus with special emphasis on the occurrence of

Ruff (Philomachus pugnax) Science Article 2 abstract In spring, the Ruff Philomachus pugnax passes through European inland sites in large numbers. Birds from eastern and western parts of the breeding range may differ in biometrics, but data on this species in eastern Europe are scarce. The aim of this study was to describe the biometrics […]

Ruff (Philomachus pugnax)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Scolopacidae | [latin] Philomachus pugnax | [UK] Ruff | [FR] Combattant varie | [DE] Kampflaufer | [ES] Combatiente | [NL] Kemphaan Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Phalaropus pugnax Philomachus pugnax EU n AF, sw EU, India Physical charateristics Male Ruffs are highly distinctive in […]