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Pelecanus crispus Bruch, 1832 – Dalmatian Pelican

Taxonomic Notes:

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


Nesting/juveniles:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
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).

References:
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.


Aves > Pelecaniformes > Pelecanidae > Pelecanus


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2020. Pelecanus crispus Bruch, 1832 – Dalmatian Pelican. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.birdsofindia.org/sp/907/Pelecanus-crispus
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