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Ruff courtship and nesting

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With many courtship displays happening now in the peak of nesting season here at Pinola, perhaps none are more spectacular than the ruff! The plumage variations of the males are extraordinary. It is difficult to determine which of these plumage variations garner most interest from the females or who may have sired the nests but watching their lekking rituals and theatrical displays is fascinating. Their nests consist of a scrape in a tuft of tall grass and the eggs can be fairly tough to see if you are not carefully looking.


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