Spot-billed pelican

Spot-billed pelican

Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Subclass
Infraclass
Superorder
Family
Genus
SPECIES
Pelecanus philippensis
WEIGHT
4.1-5.7 kg
LENGTH
1.25-1.52 m
WINGSPAN
2.5 m

The spot-billed pelican or grey pelican, is a member of the pelican family. It breeds in southern Asia from southern Iran across India east to Indonesia. It is a bird of large inland and coastal waters, especially large lakes. At a distance they are difficult to differentiate from other pelicans in the region although it is smaller but at close range the spots on the upper mandible, the lack of bright colours and the greyer plumage are distinctive. In some areas these birds nest in large colonies close to human habitations.

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Di

Diurnal

Ca

Carnivore

Pi

Piscivores

No

Nomadic

Te

Terrestrial

Te

Territorial

Co

Congregatory

Mo

Monogamy

Co

Colonial

So

Social

Mi

Migrating

S

starts with

Climate zones

Habits and Lifestyle

Seasonal behavior

Diet and Nutrition

Mating Habits

MATING BEHAVIOR
INDEPENDENT AGE
12 weeks

References

1. Spot-billed pelican Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spot-billed_pelican
2. Spot-billed pelican on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22697604/117970266

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