Pluvianidae – Egyptian Plover

Egyptian Plover (Pluvianus aegyptius)©©

Egyptian Plover (Pluvianus aegyptius)©©

I know every bird of the mountains, And everything that moves in the field is Mine. (Psalms 50:11 NASB)

CLASS – AVES, Order – CHARADRIIFORMES, Family – Pluvianidae – Egyptian Plover

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Egyptian Plover (Pluvianus aegyptius)


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The Egyptian Plover (Pluvianus aegyptius) is a wader, the only member of the genus Pluvianus. Formerly placed in the pratincole and courser family, Glareolidae, it is now regarded as the sole member of its own monotypic family Pluvianidae.

The Egyptian Plover is a localised resident in tropical sub-Saharan Africa. It breeds on sandbars in large rivers. Its two or three eggs are not incubated, but are buried in warm sand, temperature control being achieved by the adult sitting on the eggs with a water-soaked belly to cool them. If the adult leaves the nest, it smooths sand over the eggs, though if it is frightened the job may be hasty. (Wikipedia with editing)

Egyptian Plover (Pluvianus aegyptius) ©WikiC

Egyptian Plover (Pluvianus aegyptius) ©WikiC

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