Species Details

@Ray in Manila

Great White Pelican Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Pelecanus onocrotalus
Family : Pelecanidae
Order : Pelecaniformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : White Pelican, Eastern White Pelican
Habitat : Haors
Description : The Great White Pelican is a large white waterbird with a huge pouched bill and pinkish skin around the eyes (adult bird length approximately 183 cm, weight 11 kg, wing 70 cm, bill 42 cm, tarsus 13.5 cm, tail 20 cm). It has a large yellow pouch hanging from the lower mandible. It feeds on fish and crustaceans.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: Ray in Manila(www.inaturalist.org/people/Ray in Manila),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Fernando del Vallemore information, please contact us.