Egyptian Plover

Pluvianus aegyptius - Pluvian fluviatile

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Charadriiformes

  • Family
    :

    Pluvianidés

  • Genus
    :

    Pluvianus

  • Species
    :

    aegyptius

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 22 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 47 à 51 cm.
  • Weight
    : 80 à 92 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Egyptian Plover (Pluvianus aegyptius) is a species of bird in the Pluvianidae family.

Subspecific information monotypic species

Foreign names

  • Pluvian fluviatile,
  • Pluvial,
  • Ave-do-crocodilo,
  • Krokodilwächter,
  • krokodilmadár,
  • Krokodilwachter,
  • Guardiano dei coccodrilli,
  • Krokodilväktare,
  • Krokodillevokter,
  • krokodíliar žltobruchý,
  • běhulík pestrý,
  • Krokodillevogter,
  • krokotiilinvartija,
  • plvial egipci,
  • Eyrarlápa,
  • pijawnik,
  • krokodilputns,
  • krokodilji tekalec,
  • Крокодилов сторож,
  • ナイルチドリ,
  • 埃及燕鸻,
  • 埃及鴴,

Habitat

Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls), Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) ; Marine Neritic : Estuaries ; Artificial/Aquatic and Marine : Ponds (below 8ha)

Geographic range

Illustration

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