Definition of Egyptian plover in English:

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Egyptian plover


An African bird of the courser family, with a striking pattern of black and white over a mainly bluish back and buff-coloured underparts. Also called crocodile bird.
  • Pluvianus aegyptius, family Glareolidae.
Example sentences
  • 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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