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Also known as Follow link Alternate name
Pelecanus rufescens Scientific name
Pelicaniformes Order
Pelecanidae Family
135-152 cm. (Wingspan 215–290 cm) Length
Coastal waters, mangroves, lagoons, estuaries, lakes & rivers. Range:- Angola, Balearic Islands, Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Rep. of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Iraq, Israel Rare/Accidental, Italy, Jordan Rare/Accidental, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Portugal:- Centro, Rwanda, South Africa:- Free State, Gauteng, Kwazulu-Natal, Limpopo Province, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, Northwest Province, Western Cape Rare/Accidental, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Spain, Sudan, Swaziland, Switzerland, Tanzania, Togo Rare/Accidental, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe. Habitat
 1(2-3) eggs, incubation 30 days, fledging 65-80 days. Clutch
Fish, birds. Food  
3790 - TSN: 174695 - Sub-species World Number
Least concern Status

If you have sound recording of the Pelecanidae please send it to xeno-canto. 

AKA:- Afrikaans: Kleinpelikaan
Catalan: Pelicŕ rosat
Catalan (Balears): Pelicŕ rosat
Czech: Pelikán africký
Danish: Rosapelikan
German: Rotelpelikan, Rötelpelikan
English: Gray Pelican, Grey Pelican, Pinkbacked Pelican, Pink-backed Pelican
Spanish: Pelícano gris, Pelícano Rosado
Estonian: puispelikan
Basque: Pelicŕ rosat
Finnish: Afrikanpelikaani
French: Pélican ŕ dos rosé, Pélican gris, Pélican roussâtre
Galician: Pelicŕ rosat
Hebrew: שקנאי קטן
Hungarian: Vörhenyes gödény
Icelandic: Rauđkani
Italian: Pellicano dorsorosa, Pellicano rossiccio
Japanese: koshibeniperikan
Japanese: コシベニペリカン
Latin: Pelecanus rufescens, Pelecanus rufescens rufescens
Lithuanian: Rusvasis pelikanas
Malagasy: Gisandrano
Dutch: Kleine Pelikaan
Norwegian: Rosenpelikan
Polish: pelikan maly, pelikan mały
Portuguese: Pelicano rosado, Pelicano-cinzento, Pelicano-rosado
Russian: Африканский пеликан, Пеликан африканский, Розовоспинный пеликан, Рыжеватый Пеликан
Slovak: pelikán cervenkavý, Pelikán červenkavý
Slovenian: črnooki pelikan
Swedish: Afrikansk pelikan, Rosaryggad pelikan
Swahili: Mwali, Mwari Mgongo-pinki
Turkish: Küçük Pelikan
Tsonga: Gumbula
Chinese: 粉红背鹈鹕
Zulu: iFuba



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