Family: DROMADIDAE (Gray 1840)


  • Dromas – Greek dromas running. (Paykul 1805)
  • Asia; Crab-Plover.
  • Africa; Crab-Plover.
1 species. Uncertain affinities. Thought to be close to stone-curlews and pratincoles and coursers, but also might be more closely related to gulls and auks.

    None found.
  • BirdLife International: IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 26/03/2020
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  • Jobling, James A.: Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names (2010)
  • Seebohm, Henry: The Geographical Distribution of the Family Charadriidae, or, The Plovers, Sandpipers, Snipes, and Their Allies (1888)

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CRAB PLOVER – Least Concern