10 May, 2011

Pink-backed Pelican

Scientific Name: Pelecanus rufescens

Population Estimate: 50-100K

Range / Habitat: Breeds in wetlands throughout sub-Saharan African and parts of Arabia.

Field Notes: Small, dull pelican with grey back and white belly. Pink back is only seen in flight. Great White Pelican is larger and brighter.

Personal Notes: Seen at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

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