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Spot-billed Pelican

Pelecanus philippensis


The Spot-billed Pelican is mainly white, with a grey crest, hindneck and a brownish tail. The feathers on the hind neck are curly and form a greyish nape crest. The pouch is pink to purplish and has large pale spots, and is also spotted on the sides of the upper mandible. The tip of the bill (or nail) is yellow to orange. In breeding plumage, the skin at the base of the beak is dark and the orbital patch is pink.


Seen at Safari World, Bangkok, Thailand.


This was seen at the Safari World at Bangkok, Thailand. These birds were with other captive birds. As a rule I do not click captive animals and even if I click for record purposes, I do not post them online. I have been following this rule for quite some time now. Although I have posted captive pics in the past. I clicked these birds because they were free and were flying all over the skies. I particularly clicked those birds which just landed in or around the lake. Better Quality pic at :

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กรุงเทพมหานคร, กรุงเทพมหานคร, Thailand

Spotted on Jun 7, 2014
Submitted on Jun 27, 2014

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