- Neophron percnopterus
- Vultures & Condors
The Egyptian Plover is a wader, also called Crocodile Bird for its symbiotic relationship with crocodiles. According to a story dating to Herodotus, the plovers fly into crocodiles' mouths so as to feed on bits of decaying meat that are lodged between the crocodiles' teeth.
Egyptian Plover is a localised resident in tropical sub-Saharan Africa. It breeds on sandbars in large rivers. It is a striking and unmistakable species. It is a very tame bird found in pairs or small groups near water. The call is a high-pitched krrr-krrr-krrr.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 16 March 2007|
|Scientific Name||Pluvianus aegyptius|
|Birdorable Family||Plovers & Shorebirds|
(as of 27 January 2017)
7.5 to 8.3 inches
|Range||West Africa Central Africa East Africa|