Ruff

Taxidermy case of five adult male and one adult female Ruff by Edward Hart (one adult male in courting dress missing).

Taxidermy case of five adult male and one adult female Ruff (one adult male in courting dress missing). According to Edward Hart, writing on 4 May 1927, 'Sexes differ in summer plumage, alike in winter plumage. Summer and winter plumage differ. Far left (no 1): adult male, May 1864, courting dress; (no 2): adult female, August 1875, autumn plumage; (no 3): adult male, July 1869, courting dress; (no 4): adult male, May 1879, courting dress; (no 5): adult male, December 1869, winter plumage; (no 6): adult male, July 3rd 1869, courting dress. Shot by me at Sopley and Burton Meadows, Christchurch'.

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