American White Pelican

Pelecanus erythrorhynchos - Pélican d'Amérique

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Pelecaniformes

  • Family
    :

    Pélécanidés

  • Genus
    :

    Pelecanus

  • Species
    :

    erythrorhynchos

Descriptor

Gmelin, JF, 1789

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 178 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 244 à 299 cm.
  • Weight
    : 4500 à 9000 g
Longevity

26 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) is a species of bird in the Pelecanidae family.

Subspecific information monotypic species

Foreign names

  • Pélican d'Amérique,
  • Pelícano Norteamericano,
  • Pelicano-branco,
  • Nashornpelikan,
  • orrszarvú pelikán,
  • Witte Pelikaan,
  • Pellicano americano,
  • Hornpelikan,
  • Amerikapelikan,
  • pelikán biely,
  • pelikán severoamerický,
  • Amerikansk Hvid Pelikan,
  • amerikanpelikaani,
  • pelicà blanc americà,
  • pelikan dzioborogi,
  • paugurknābja pelikāns,
  • Американский белый пеликан,
  • アメリカシロペリカン,
  • 美洲鹈鹕,
  • 紅嘴鵜鶘,

Voice song and cries

Pélican d'Amérique
adult

Habitat

Wetlands (inland) : Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands, Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Permanent Saline, Brackish or Alkaline Lakes ; Marine Neritic : Estuaries ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Coastal Brackish/Saline Lagoons/Marine Lakes

Geographic range

Illustration

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Sources of information

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