It's Wader Month on Green Humour, and the Ruff is one special wader! Renowned for displaying marked sexual dimorphism, the male ruff engages in a variety of techniques of bagging a mate in a lek. While the non-breeding plumage of a male ruff is like that of a reeve's (a female ruff), three different breeding plumages exist among breeding males- the typical breeding adult, the 'faeder' and the 'satellite' male.
The comic appears in my column with The Hindu BLink today. Merry Christmas and happy birding!
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