Dalmatian Pelican

Scientific Name: Pelecanus crispus
Common Name: Dalmatian Pelican

Identifying Features: white body, webbed feet, dull yellow long bill

Fun Facts:

  • It is one of the world’s largest freshwater birds.
  • The bill, is the second largest of any bird, after the Australian pelican.
  • Among a highly social family in general, they have the least social inclinations. This species naturally nests in relatively small groups compared to most other pelican species and sometimes may even nest alone.


This image was clicked by Josh Morevia Flickr.

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