crab plover

crab plover

bird
 (species Dromas ardeola), long-legged, black and white bird of Indian Ocean coasts, related to plovers and allied species of shorebirds. It comprises the family Dromadidae (order Charadriiformes). Crab plovers are tame, noisy birds about 40 cm (16 inches) long. They flock on beaches and reefs, where they hunt mollusks and crabs, which they then break up by pounding them with their heavy bills. They have a hunched posture on land. Crab plovers dig burrows about 1.5 m (5 feet) deep in sandbanks and lay a single large white egg.

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  • Crab-plover — Conservation status Least Concern (IUCN 3 …   Wikipedia

  • Crab plover — Crab Crab (kr[a^]b), n. [AS. crabba; akin to D. krab, G. krabbe, krebs, Icel. krabbi, Sw. krabba, Dan. krabbe, and perh. to E. cramp. Cf. {Crawfish}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) One of the brachyuran Crustacea. They are mostly marine, and usually have a broad …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crab Plover — Taxobox name = Crab Plover status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Charadriiformes familia = Dromadidae familia authority = GR Gray, 1840 genus = Dromas genus authority = Paykull, 1805… …   Wikipedia

  • crab plover — drominiai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Dromadidae angl. crab plover ryšiai: platesnis terminas – sėjikiniai paukščiai siauresnis terminas – krabiniai sėjikai …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • crab plover — krabiniai sėjikai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Dromas angl. crab plover vok. Reiherläufer, m pranc. drome ardéole, f ryšiai: platesnis terminas – drominiai siauresnis terminas – krabinis sėjikas …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • crab plover — krabinis sėjikas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Dromas ardeola angl. crab plover vok. Reiherläufer, m pranc. drome ardéole, f ryšiai: platesnis terminas – krabiniai sėjikai …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • crab plover — noun : a bird (Dromas ardeola) like a plover widely distributed along the east coast of Africa and the southern shores of Asia where it feeds chiefly on crabs and burrows into sandbanks to deposit its single white egg …   Useful english dictionary

  • crab-plover — /krab pluv euhr, ploh veuhr/, n. a black and white wading bird, Dromas ardeola, of the northern and western shores of the Indian Ocean. [so called from its diet] * * * …   Universalium

  • crab-plover — /krab pluv euhr, ploh veuhr/, n. a black and white wading bird, Dromas ardeola, of the northern and western shores of the Indian Ocean. [so called from its diet] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Crab — (kr[a^]b), n. [AS. crabba; akin to D. krab, G. krabbe, krebs, Icel. krabbi, Sw. krabba, Dan. krabbe, and perh. to E. cramp. Cf. {Crawfish}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) One of the brachyuran Crustacea. They are mostly marine, and usually have a broad, short… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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