Species Details

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Spot‑billed Pelican Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Pelecanus philippensis
Family : Pelecanidae
Order : Pelecaniformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Grey Pelican
Habitat : Haors
Description : The Spot-billed Pelican is a large greyish waterbird with a large pouched bill and blue spots on the upper mandible (adult bird length approximately 152 cm, weight 5 kg, wing 55 cm, bill 33 cm, tarsus 8.7 cm, tail 18.2 cm). In the breeding season, it has a grey head, neck and upperparts with black wing tips. The long bill is pinkish. The non-breeding adult is entirely greyish-white with dull blue-grey facial skin. It mainly 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;Photo credit and copyright:Dr Md Shahanshah Bappy,Bangladesh;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Peter Boesman(www.xeno-canto.org/Peter Boesman), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.