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Dalmatian Pelican

(engl: Dalmatian Pelican)

Rowing champions 

The Dalmatian Pelican has four forward-facing webbed toes. Their oar-like feet make these birds excellent at floating.

Chaotic nursery 

The pelicans are social creatures and breed in large colonies. These soil-breeding species nest close to each other. Since the nests are only shallow hollows, the eggs often roll from one nest to the other. When nesting season is over, the young gather together in groups. Initially, the offspring are fed with pre-digested fish from the mouths of their parents.

Verbreitungsgebiet: Krauskopf-Pelikan
Verbreitungsgebiet: Krauskopf-Pelikan
Wissenschaftl. Name Pelecanus crispus
Ordnung Suliformes
Familie Pelecanus
Größe bis 190 cm
Gewicht bis 12 kg
Fortpflanzung 2-3 Eier, Brutdauer ca. 35 Tage
Verbreitung Southeast Europe, Asia
Lebensraum ocean, waters
Nahrung Fish
Bestand endangered