Definition of Egyptian plover in English:

Egyptian plover

noun

  • 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
    • ‘The Egyptian plover buries its egg in sand by day and incubates at night.’
    • ‘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.’