Dalmation Pelican Pelecanus crispus

Dalmation Pelican
Dalmation Pelican
The Dalmation Pelican is native to the Balkans, the Caspian/Central Asia and China. It has a top-knot or mop-head, an orange-yellow lower bill pouch and grey feet.
Dalmation Pelican The Dalmation is the largest, heaviest pelican.
Dalmation Pelican Dalmation Pelicans and Cormorants on the shore of the Caspian. An endangered species, a large part of the remaining population lives in Kazakhstan.
Dalmation Pelican pouch
Dalmation Pelican bill
Dalmation Pelican
The flexible pouch is used for catching and swallowing fish.
juvenile Dalmation Pelican
juvenile Dalmation Pelican
juvenile Dalmation Pelican
Although these birds (above) have "pink" backs, they are not "Pink-backed" Pelicans but juvenile Dalmations. The top of head seems too tidy for either species but the giveaways are the lack of black eyeliner, the grey top of the bill rather than cream and, particularly, the grey legs/feet (rather than pink).