Scientific Name: Pelecanus philippensis Common Name: Spot-billed Pelican Other Name: Grey pelican
Identifying Features: white body, grey crest and neck, brownish tail, yellow-orange tip of bill, spotted bill
- This species is a colonial breeder, often breeding in the company of other waterbirds.
- They are very silent although at their nests they can make hisses, grunts or snap their bills.
- This species was once used by fishermen in parts of eastern Bengal as decoys for certain fish. These fishermen believed that an oily secretion from the bird attracted certain fish such as Colisa and Anabas.
This image was clicked by Lip Kee – via Flickr.
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