Family: PLUVIANIDAE (MacGillivray 1852)

Genus: Pluvianus – French pluvian, name given to Egyptian Plover as ‘Pluvian de Sénégal’ (pluvier plover) by d’Aubenton (1765-1781) (Vieillot 1816).

  • Africa: Egyptian Plover.
One species. Uncertain affinities. Appears to be related to the pratincoles and coursers into which it is sometimes subsumed.

Until recently formed part of the Glareolidae with pratincoles and coursers.
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  • Seebohm, Henry: The Geographical Distribution of the Family Charadriidae, or, The Plovers, Sandpipers, Snipes, and Their Allies (1888)

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