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Taxonomic classification   <>   Photos
The crab-plover (Dromas ardeola) belongs to the family Dromadidae under the order Charadriiformes.

Breeding behavior of crab-plover

The species Dromas ardeola have evolved unique breeding behaviors. These are the only shore-birds nesting in burrows dug into sandy islands or sand dunes.

The Dromas ardeola are the only species among the shorebirds that lay a white egg. The eggs develop with solar assisted incubation and reduced contact incubation.

The hatchlings cannot walk soon after hatching and the parents take turns to feed them. The chicks remain in the burrows until fledging. Soon after fledging, the juveniles leave the breeding colony accompanying the parents.

The species Dromas ardeola are the only shorebird to provide food to juveniles, even after the post breeding migration. They also feed the juveniles throughout the winter.
Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Dromas ardeola
Species:D. ardeola
Genus:Dromas
Subfamily:-
Family:Dromadidae
Order:Charadriiformes
Class:Aves
Phylum:Chordata
Kingdom:Animalia
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Photos
Photo of Crab-plover - Dromas ardeola
1.Photo of Crab-plover - Dromas ardeola
by Koshy Koshy

Crab-plover - Dromas ardeola
2.Photo of Crab-plover - Dromas ardeola
by Donald Macauley

Dromas ardeola
3.Photo of Crab-plover - Dromas ardeola
by Donald Macauley

Dromas ardeola
4.Photo of Crab-plover - Dromas ardeola
by Peter Wächtershäuser / naturlichter.de

Dromas ardeola
5.Photo of Crab-plover - Dromas ardeola
by Donald Macauley

Dromas ardeola
6.Photo of Dromas ardeola
by adrien

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1.Photo source: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/51/Crab_Plover_%288556846776%29.jpg (cropped)
Author: Koshy Koshy | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 6/16/17
2.Photo source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flickr_-_don_macauley_-_Dromas_ardeola_2.jpg (cropped)
Author: Donald Macauley | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 as on 6/16/17
3.Photo source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Dromas_ardeola_Kenya_1.jpg (cropped)
Author: Donald Macauley | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 as on 6/16/17
4.Photo source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Reiherl%C3%A4ufer.jpg (cropped)
Author: Peter Wächtershäuser / naturlichter.de | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
5.Photo source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dromas_ardeola_Kenya_2.jpg (cropped)
Author: Donald Macauley | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 as on 6/16/17
6.Photo source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/adrien2008/8318795386/
Author: adrien | License: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 as on 6/17/17
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