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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Pluvianidae — the Egyptian plover.


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  • The pools are a haven for Egyptian plover Pluvianus aegyptius and grey-headed kingfisher Halcyon leucocephala, whilst tree, shrub and savanna species include bustard Eupodotis senegalensis, stone partridge Ptilopachus petrosus and laughing dove Streptopelia senegalensis.

    Cliffs of Bandiagara (Land of the Dogons), Mali

  • (‘Pluvianus armatus’ of Burchell) has so much of a metallic ring, that this bird is called “setula-tsipi”, or hammering-iron.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa


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