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Birds

Dalmatian
Pelican

Near Threatened

Decreasing

Dalmatian Pelican

Pelecanus crispus

The Dalmatian pelican is a massive member of the pelican family. It breeds from southeastern Europe to India and China in swamps and shallow lakes. The nest is a crude heap of vegetation.

This huge bird is by a slight margin the largest of the pelican species and one of the largest living bird species. It measures upto 6 ft in length, 15 kg in weight and 11.5 ft in wingspan.

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Regional Names
  • Bhojpuri:
    हौसिल
  • Gujarati:
    ચોટીલી પેણ
  • Tamil:
    தால்மேசிய கூழைக்கடா
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Taxanomy

PELECANIFORMES
PELECANIDAE
Pelecanus crispus

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