One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An African bird of the courser family, with a striking pattern of black and white over a mainly bluish back and buff-coloured underparts.
Pluvianus aegyptius, family GlareolidaeAlso called crocodile bird
- ‘The Egyptian Plover is sometimes called the Crocodile Bird because of the relationship they reportedly have with crocs.’
- ‘The Egyptian plover is the tooth-cleaner for the crocodile.’
- ‘The Egyptian plover buries its egg in sand by day and incubates at night.’
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