Pelecanus crispus Bruch, 1832 - Dalmatian Pelican

Subspecies in India

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)

 

 

 

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This species is rare. It inhabits inland wetlands, deltas, and coastal areas. It is migratory, breeding in Greece, Armenia, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Russia. For wintering, the European population migrates to Bulgaria, Austria, Turkey, and Greece, and the Central Asian population migrates to India (mainly Gujarat), Iran and Iraq . This species has undergone extirpation in Germany, Croatia, North Macedonia, and Hungary (BirdLife International 2016). 

Conservation Status:   
 
This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)
 
According to the IUCN Red List assessment, the population of this species is declining, with the current population estimate of 11,400-13,400 individuals. There are numerous threats to this species including hunting, pollution and other human encroachments (BirdLife International 2016).
 
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat51
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan313
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total814
BirdLife International 2018. Pelecanus crispus (amended version of 2017 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T22697599A122838534.
https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T22697599A122838534.en. Accessed on 14 February 2020.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Pelecanus crispus Bruch, 1832 – Dalmatian Pelican. In Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.17. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.birdsofindia.org/pelecanus-crispus, accessed 2024/06/24.