267. Pelecanus philippensis

267. Pelecanus philippensis.

THE SPOTTED-BILLED PELICAN.

Woon-bah, Burma.

Male 51" to 59". Legs dark brown. Bill from gape 14", pinkish yellow, with large blue-black spots, nail orange. Pouch dull purple, blotched blue-black. General plumage white. Back, rump, flanks, vent, and lower tail-coverts vinaceous pink. Slight white crest slightly recurved, and a mane of brownish feathers. Primaries dusky, with black shafts. Lower feathers lanceolate white,, with grey margins. Tail twenty-two feathers, ashy brown. Throughout the Oriental region. Breeds in India and Burma. Three eggs (3.0 x 2.15), white greatly soiled. (J. 1004. B. 1523.)

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: 
267. Pelecanus philippensis
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
267
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
233
Common name: 
Spotted Billed Pelican
M_ID: 
2369
M_CN: 
Spot-billed Pelican
M_SN: 
Pelecanus philippensis
Volume: 
4th ed.
id: 
13084

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