Great White Pelican

Pelecanus onocrotalus - Pélican blanc

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Pelecaniformes

  • Family
    :

    Pélécanidés

  • Genus
    :

    Pelecanus

  • Species
    :

    onocrotalus

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 148 à 175 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 226 à 360 cm.
  • Weight
    : 10000 à 11000 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus) is a species of bird in the Pelecanidae family.

Subspecific information monotypic species

Foreign names

  • Pélican blanc,
  • Pelícano Común,
  • Pelicano-branco,
  • Rosapelikan,
  • Rózsás gödény,
  • Roze Pelikaan,
  • Pellicano bianco,
  • Vit pelikan,
  • Hvitpelikan,
  • pelikán ružový,
  • pelikán bílý,
  • Hvid Pelikan,
  • pelikaani,
  • Witpelikaan,
  • pelicà blanc comú,
  • Roðakani,
  • pelikan różowy,
  • sārtais pelikāns,
  • rožnati pelikan,
  • Розовый пеликан,
  • Undan putih,
  • モモイロペリカン,
  • 白鹈鹕,
  • 白鵜鶘,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Wetlands (inland) : Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands, Permanent Saline, Brackish or Alkaline Marshes/Pools ; Marine Neritic : Subtidal Rock and Rocky Reefs, Subtidal Loose Rock/pebble/gravel, Subtidal Sandy, Subtidal Sandy-Mud, Macroalgal/Kelp, Seagrass (Submerged) ; Marine Intertidal : Mud Flats and Salt Flats

Geographic range

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