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Spot-Billed Pelican

Pelecanus philippensis


The Spot-billed Pelican is a relatively small pelican but still a large bird. It is 125–152 cm (49–60 in) long and a weight of 4.1–6 kg (9-13.2 lbs). It 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 tip of the bill (or nail) is yellow to orange.


The main habitat is in shallow lowland freshwaters.

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Thanks Karen :)

KarenL 9 years ago


Chennai, Union Territory of Puducherry, India

Spotted on Jul 8, 2011
Submitted on Feb 7, 2012

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