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.)