The crab plover is a member of the family of birds commonly known as waders. They reach
lengths of about 15 inches and have black and white plumage. They have long, powerful legs
and moderately large black bill. The toes are partially webbed and the tail is short. Like
other waders, the crab plover can be seen running along the shoreline, feeding on costal
delicacies. The crab plover builds a tunnel nest in the side of a sandy cliff or embankment
and lays a single pure white egg. This is quite different from other waders who build their
nests in the open and lay a camouflaged egg, speckled black and brown.
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