Pink-backed Pelican Pelecanus rufescens

Pink-backed Pelican nesting
Pink-backed Pelican male
The Pink-backed Pelican is a small pelican but has a wingspan of nearly 8 foot and can fly long distances. It is native to sub-Saharan Africa and Arabia. It often has an untidy hairstyle and has black eye make-up. Its bill is striped and its legs and feet are pink.
Pink-backed Pelican
Pink-backed Pelican
The Pink-backed Pelican rarely shows its pink back (can just be seen above); with wings closed it shows a white or grey-brown speckled back (the Roseate Great White shows a pink back).
Pink-backed Pelican
Pink-backed Pelican
Pink-backed Pelican
Pink-backed Pelicans are often victims of fish hooks, oil spills, pesticides.
Pink-backed Pelican
Pink-backed Pelican
Pink-backed Pelican
On the water -- the diet is almost entirely fish.
Pink-backed Pelican juvenile Juvenile
Pink-backed Pelican nesting Nesting -- female housekeeping on the nest (above left) and male sitting beside nest (above right with black eyeliner).
Pink-backed Pelican male Nesting -- female housekeeping on the nest (above left) and male sitting beside nest (above right with black eyeliner).
Pink-backed Pelican bill open
Pink-backed Pelican
Pink-backed Pelican