Tag: Pelicans

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)

[order] PELECANIFORMES | [family] Pelecanidae | [latin] Pelecanus erythrorhynchos | [UK] American White Pelican | [FR] Pelican d’Amerique | [DE] Nashornpelikan | [ES] Pelicano Norteamericano | [NL] Witte Pelikaan Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics Huge (wingspread 8endash 9 1/2 feet). White, with black primaries and a great orange-yellow bill. Adults in breeding plumage have a […]

Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus)

[order] PELECANIFORMES | [family] Pelecanidae | [latin] Pelecanus crispus | [UK] Dalmatian Pelican | [FR] Pelican frise | [DE] Krauskopf-Pelikan | [ES] Pelicano cenudo | [NL] Kroeskoppelikaan Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics Huge, whitish waterbird. Silvery-white breeding plumage. Yellow to purple bare skin around eyes. Orange-red gular pouch at onset of breeding becoming yellow later. […]

Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus)

[order] PELECANIFORMES | [family] Pelecanidae | [latin] Pelecanus onocrotalus | [UK] Great White Pelican | [FR] Pelican blanc | [DE] Rosapelikan | [ES] Pelicano vulgar | [NL] Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics At distance on water or ground, difficult to separate from other west Palearctic pelicans, but, in flight, adult distinguished from Dalmatian and Pink-backed […]

Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis)

[order] Pelecaniformes | [family] Pelecanidae | [latin] Pelecanus occidentalis | [UK] Brown Pelican | [FR] Pelican brun | [DE] Braunpelikan | [ES] Pelicano Pardo | [IT] Pellicano bruno | [NL] Bruine Pelikaan Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Pelecanus occidentalis NA, LA coasts, Caribbean Pelecanus occidentalis californicus coasts of […]