Dalmatian Pelican
Pelecanus crispus

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


Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus, AD
BIF1785, 27/05/2011, Rybachje, Kazakhstan, Patrick Franke


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


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


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


Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus
BIF1786, 31/08/2006, Burgas, Bulgaria, Mathias Putze


Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus
BIF1787, 31/08/2006, Burgas, Bulgaria, Mathias Putze

voice: usually nonvocal during migration

key features: in preparation

comparison species:
Great White Pelican (v)
Pink-backed Pelican (v)

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