Pink-backed Pelican

Pelecanus rufescens - Pélican gris

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Pelecaniformes

  • Family
    :

    Pélécanidés

  • Genus
    :

    Pelecanus

  • Species
    :

    rufescens

Descriptor

Gmelin, JF, 1789

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 132 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 216 à 290 cm.
  • Weight
    : 4000 à 7000 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Pink-backed Pelican (Pelecanus rufescens) is a species of bird in the Pelecanidae family.

Subspecific information monotypic species

Foreign names

  • Pélican gris,
  • Pelícano Rosado,
  • Pelicano-cinzento,
  • Rötelpelikan,
  • vörhenyes gödény,
  • Kleine Pelikaan,
  • Pellicano dorsorosa,
  • Afrikansk pelikan,
  • Rosenpelikan,
  • pelikán červenkavý,
  • pelikán africký,
  • Rosapelikan,
  • afrikanpelikaani,
  • Kleinpelikaan,
  • pelicà rosat,
  • Rauðkani,
  • pelikan mały,
  • Āfrikas pelikāns,
  • črnooki pelikan,
  • Розовоспинный пеликан,
  • コシベニペリカン,
  • 粉红背鹈鹕,
  • 粉紅背鵜鶘,

Habitat

Forest : Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level ; Grassland : Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls), Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands, Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha), Permanent Saline, Brackish or Alkaline Lakes, Seasonal/Intermittent Saline, Brackish or Alkaline Lakes and Flats ; Marine Neritic : Subtidal Rock and Rocky Reefs, Subtidal Loose Rock/pebble/gravel, Subtidal Sandy, Subtidal Sandy-Mud, Macroalgal/Kelp, Coral Reef, Outer Reef Channel, Back Slope, Foreslope (Outer Reef Slope), Lagoon, Inter-Reef Soft Substrate, Inter-Reef Rubble Substrate, Seagrass (Submerged), Estuaries ; Marine Intertidal : Sandy Shoreline and/or Beaches, Sand Bars, Spits, Etc ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Sea Cliffs and Rocky Offshore Islands, Coastal Sand Dunes, Coastal Brackish/Saline Lagoons/Marine Lakes ; Artificial/Aquatic and Marine : Water Storage Areas (over 8ha)

Geographic range

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