I am sure that most of you who visit my blog regularly, know that I love shorebirds, and there are quite a few on my bucket list. Number 8 is perhaps the most beautiful shorebird on the Urf! Egyptian Plovers can be found across sub-Saharan Africa. It's called the crocodile bird due to a myth/legend. It was once believed that the plover had a symbiotic relationship with crocs. Crocodiles would open their mouths and let the plover pick bugs and parasites off the inside of its mouth! There is no evidence that this ever actually happens but the nickname stands, which is cool. I much prefer the nickname to the accepted English name.
|Photoshop can make myth, a reality!|