264. Pelecanus roseus

264. Pelecanus roseus.

THE EASTERN WHITE PELICAN.

Penr. India; Gara-polo, Bengal; Sekhawet. Burma.

Male 62". Female 54". Legs flesh-pink. Bill 13" to 16", blue, mottled white, nail red. Plumage white (tinged pink in breeding season). Primaries and primary-coverts black. Secondaries black, with white outer borders. Tertiaries whitish, with broad black margins. Pouch gamboge. No true crest in males, but in old females the crest is about 4" long. Tail-feathers twenty-two. Breast-feathers of some birds golden. E. Asia and Malay Archipelago. Winter visitor to India and Burma. (J. 1003. B. 1520.)

BookTitle: 
Game, Shore And Water Birds Of India
Reference: 
Le Messurier, Augustus. Game, Shore, and Water Birds of India Fourth Edition, 1904.
Title in Book: 
264. Pelecanus roseus
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
264
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
233
Common name: 
Eastern White Pelican
M_ID: 
2367
M_CN: 
Great White Pelican
M_SN: 
Pelecanus onocrotalus
Volume: 
4th ed.
id: 
13081

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