Crab Plovers are Childcare Innovators – They also burrow – Who knew?

When I think of a shorebird, I do not think of a creature that breeds in a burrow. And I certainly don’t picture a striking white and black bird standing guard over multiple burrows to shoo wayward chicks back in when they stick their heads out for a peak.

Enter the Crab Plover.

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So begins the first in a series I’ll be writing as Outreach Editor for the journal Wader Study. The Spotlight series will “spotlight” one article per issue within the knew journal.


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