Species Details

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Crab-plover Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Dromas ardeola
Family : Dromadidae
Order : Charadriiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Coast
Description : The Crab-plover is a dumpy white wader with a big head and short stout bill (adult bird length approximately 41 cm, weight 265 g, wing 21 cm, bill 6.5 cm, tarsus 9.4 cm, tail 7 cm). It looks entirely white except for the black feathers on its back and wing primaries. It feeds on crabs, other crustaceans, mudskippers, molluscs, worms and other invertebrates. It is more active at dawn and dusk and even at night in the breeding season.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: Martin Grimm(www.inaturalist.org/people/Martin Grimm),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Thijs Fijenmore information, please contact us.