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  1. crocodile bird, Pluvianus aegyptiusnoun

    African courser that feeds on insect parasites on crocodiles


  1. crocodile bird

    The Egyptian plover (Pluvianus aegyptius), also known as the crocodile bird, is a wader, the only member of the genus Pluvianus. Formerly placed in the pratincole and courser family, Glareolidae, it is now regarded as the sole member of its own monotypic family Pluvianidae. The species is one of several plovers doubtfully associated with the "trochilus" bird mentioned in a supposed cleaning symbiosis with the Nile crocodile.


  1. crocodile bird

    A crocodile bird, also known as the Egyptian Plover or Pluvianus aegyptius, is a small wading bird that has a unique symbiotic relationship with crocodiles. The bird reportedly enters the open mouth of the crocodile to feed on remnants of food and parasites. This behavior benefits both the bird and the crocodile as the bird gets food while the crocodile gets its teeth cleaned. The bird is native to Africa, mainly found along the Nile River and in the wetlands of West and Central Africa. They are known for their striking appearance with white and black feathers and an orange-red patch around their eyes.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of crocodile bird in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of crocodile bird in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9


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