T H E general form of the reaction patterns of breeding' Kentish Plovers (Leucopolius alexandrinus) to potential predators has been outlined by Selous (1927), but no detailed description has yet appeared in the literature. The behaviour of Kentish Plovers was studied in the Suez Canal Zone of Egypt in 1949-50. Six pairs of these waders were found breeding on the sandy margins of a salt lagoon at Ge...

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