crocodile bird

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English[edit]

Pluvianus aegyptius
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Etymology[edit]

The species is one of several plovers doubtfully associated with the "trochilus" bird mentioned in a supposed cleaning symbiosis with the Nile crocodile.

Noun[edit]

crocodile bird (plural crocodile birds)

  1. The Egyptian plover, Pluvianus aegyptius

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