Pelecanus javanicus

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.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Pelecanus javanicus
Spp Author: 
Horsf.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
438
Common name: 
Lesser White Pelican
M_ID: 
2367
M_CN: 
Great White Pelican
M_SN: 
Pelecanus onocrotalus
id: 
12247

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