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Spot-billed Pelican

Pelecanus philippensis


The Spot-billed Pelican or Grey Pelican (Pelecanus philippensis) is a member of the pelican family. It breeds in southern Asia from southern Pakistan across India east to Indonesia. It is a bird of large inland and coastal waters, especially large lakes. At a distance they are difficult to differentiate from other pelicans in the region although it is smaller but at close range the spots on the upper mandible, the lack of bright colours and the greyer plumage are distinctive. In some areas these birds nest in large colonies close to human habitations.(

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HemantKumar 6 years ago

thx, @Fyn Kynd that's some kind ofGreen Algae

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 6 years ago

What's the bird in the background of #6? Awesome spot!

harsuame 6 years ago

Sorprendente bellas tomas

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Andhra Pradesh, India

Lat: 15.58, Long: 79.76

Spotted on Dec 11, 2012
Submitted on Dec 11, 2012

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