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Birds

Great
White Pelican

Least Concern

Unknown

Great White Pelican

Pelecanus onocrotalus

It breeds from southeastern Europe through Asia and in Africa in swamps and shallow lakes. The great white pelican is a huge bird, with only the Dalmatian pelican averaging larger amongst the pelicans. The wingspan can range upto 12 ft, with the latter measurement the largest recorded among extant flying animals outside of the great albatrosses. The total length of the great white pelican can range upto 71 in, with the enormous bill comprising 18.5 in of that length.

Rosy Pelican, Eastern White Pelican, White Pelican

Regional Names
  • Bhojpuri:
    देवहंस
  • Gujarati:
    ગુલાબી પેણ
  • Malayalam:
    വെൺ കൊതുമ്പന്നം
  • Nepali:
    ठूलो घाउँके हावासील
  • Oriya:
    ରାଜ ହଂସ
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Taxanomy

PELECANIFORMES
PELECANIDAE
Pelecanus onocrotalus

Great White Pelican

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