Plover, Crab


Name: Plover, Crab

Scientific name: Dromas ardeola

Type: Lapwings and Plovers

Color: Black,White

Habitat: Coast,Ocean,Water

Size: 39cm

Conservation status:



Long-legged pied wader with large head and straight massive bill. Adult breeding has black mantle, white head and neck and distinctive black spot around eye; adult winter and immature have dark streaks on crown and nape. Juvenile shows streaking on rear crown, silvery grey mantle, scapulars and tail, and at distance could be mistaken for a gull. Feeding action like a plover. In flight, shows white wings with blackish flight-feathers and long trailing legs; flight slow with stiff wing-beats and head sunk back into shoulders. Often gregarious.