Definition of Egyptian plover in English:

Egyptian plover

Syllabification: E·gyp·tian plov·er


  • A ploverlike African bird of the courser family, with a striking pattern of black and white over a mainly bluish back and buff-colored underparts. Also called crocodile bird.
    • Pluvianus aegyptius, family Glareolidae
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    • The Egyptian plover buries its egg in sand by day and incubates at night.
    • The Egyptian plover is the tooth-cleaner for the crocodile.
    • The Egyptian Plover is sometimes called the Crocodile Bird because of the relationship they reportedly have with crocs.

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