Rosy or White Pelican Bird Information

Scientific Name: Pelecanus onocrotalus

The white pelican bird is Sexes alike but females slightly smaller.


Bird Identification

Rose-tinged white plumage; pink feet and yellowish tuft on breast; black primaries and underside of secondaries; forehead feathers continue in pointed wedge above bill.

Similar Species of White Pelican Bird

Dalmatian Pelican

The very similar bird of White Pelican is the Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus philippensis crispus) can be distinguished by its dark grey feet and dusky
white wing underside. Purely aquatic, huge numbers
gathering to feed together; rarely settles on land; strong
flier, flocks often flying to great heights.

Food: White Pelican Bird almost loves exclusively fish.

Voice: grunts and croaks rarely heard.

Range: resident in Rann of Kutch; winters in parts of N, S, and SE India.

Habitat: large jheels, lakes, coastal lagoons.

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