Pelecanus javanicus, Horsf.
1003. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 857 ; P. onocrotalus, Lin.; Butler, Guzerat, Stray Feathers, Vol. IV, p. 32 ; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 330.
THE LESSER WHITE PELICAN.
Length, 56 ; wing, 25 ; tail, 6.5 ; tarsus, 4 ; bill, 12 to 13.
Bill bluish, red and yellow on the sides, tip blood-red ; lower mandible bluish posteriorly, yellow in front; pouch yellow, veined with purplish-red ; irides blood-red ; legs fleshy pink.
White, in fresh plumage with a highly roseate tint; primaries dusky ; secondaries grey externally; tertiaries whitish with broad black margins on each side, internally greyish; tail white.
With the exception of the Deccan the Lesser White Pelican is more or less common throughout the district.
It only occurs as a visitant, and does not remain to breed.