267. Pelecanus philippensis.
THE SPOTTED-BILLED PELICAN.
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.)