Great White Pelican
Pelecanus onocrotalus

– very large waterbird, much larger than White Stork
– diurnal migrant
– migrates in small to very large flocks in formation, often circling in thermals


Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus, AD
BIF1166, 04/01/2015, Lake Chamo, Ethiopia, Mathias Putze

Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus, AD
BIF1167, 04/01/2015, Lake Chamo, Ethiopia, Mathias Putze

Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus, AD
BIF1168, 04/01/2015, Lake Chamo, Ethiopia, Mathias Putze

Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus, AD
BIF1169, 04/01/2015, Lake Chamo, Ethiopia, Mathias Putze

Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus, AD, IMM (centre)
BIF1170, 04/01/2015, Lake Chamo, Ethiopia, Mathias Putze

Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus, AD
BIF1171, 04/01/2015, Lake Chamo, Ethiopia, Mathias Putze

Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus, AD BREED
BIF1772, 27/05/2011, Rybachje, Kazakhstan, Patrick Franke

Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus, AD (right)
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus, AD (left)
BIF1773, 27/05/2011, Rybachje, Kazakhstan, Patrick Franke

Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus, AD (right)
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus, AD (left)
BIF1774, 27/05/2011, Rybachje, Kazakhstan, Patrick Franke

Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus, AD
BIF1775, 27/05/2011, Rybachje, Kazakhstan, Patrick Franke

Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus, AD
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus, AD (upper right)
BIF1776, 27/05/2011, Rybachje, Kazakhstan, Patrick Franke

Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus, AD
BIF1777, 27/05/2011, Rybachje, Kazakhstan, Patrick Franke

Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus, AD
BIF1778, 26/05/2011, Rybachje, Kazakhstan, Patrick Franke

Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus, AD
BIF1166, 04/01/2015, Lake Chamo, Ethiopia, Mathias Putze

Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus, AD
BIF1166, 04/01/2015, Lake Chamo, Ethiopia, Mathias Putze

voice: usually nonvocal during migration

comparison species:
White Stork (v)
Pink-backed Pelican (v)
Dalmatian Pelican (v)

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