786. Pelecanus roseus

786. Subsp. Pelecanus Roseus.
Pelecanus roseus, Gmel. Syst. Nat. i. p. 570 (1788) ; Grant, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxvi. p. 466 ; Blanf. F. Brit. Ind. Birds, iv. p. 333 : P. javanicus, Horsf. Trans. Linn. Soc. xiii. p. 197 (1822) ; P. minor, Rupp. Mus. Senck. ii. p. 185 (1837).
Malaya Baba, Russ.
Ad. (India). Differs from P. onocrotalus in being smaller, in having a shorter bill, the forehead in being devoid of any swelling, and in having the tail composed of 22 feathers instead of 24 as in P. onocrotalus. Culmen 12.0, wing 24.0, tail 7.0, tarsus 4.5 inch.
Hab. Eastern Asia, and the Malay Archipelago, India ; westward to south-eastern Europe and Africa. This is a very doubtful subspecies, and in India, where both P. roseus and P. onocrotalus occur, intermediate examples are, according to Mr. Blanford, frequently to bo met with.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
786. Pelecanus roseus
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
786
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
563
M_ID: 
2367
M_CN: 
Great White Pelican
M_SN: 
Pelecanus onocrotalus
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
10972

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