Great white pelican

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The Great white pelican – Pelecanus onocrotalus is a very large water-bird of the Family Pelecanidae and the Order Pelecaniformes. It has both a migratory breeding population distributed from SE Europe to Central Asia, and resident populations in sub Saharan Africa and the NW Indian sub-continent, and is found widely on Passage across SE Europe, the Levant and W and S Asia, to wintering areas in Africa and NW and NE Indian sub-continent. In the AWB Region there are summer Breeding Areas in Turkey, S Levant and the S Caucasus. The main wintering areas are right across and S of the Sahel States, and around the Red Sea coasts, there are also a few smaller areas in S Iraq, and SW and E Iran. There is a resident population in coastal Mauritania.

Type: water-bird
Breeding Habitat: Lowland fresh or brackish water in lakes, deltas, marshes with dense reeds
Wintering Habitat: Fresh water lakes, alkaline lakes, swamps, estuaries, coastal areas. isolated islands.

Order:   Pelecaniformes
Family:  Pelecanidae
Genus:  Pelecanus

Species - Pelecanus onocrotalus
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