Pink-backed Pelican

Pelecanus rufescens

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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.
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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).
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Pink-backed Pelicans are often victims of fish hooks, oil spills, pesticides.
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On the water -- the diet is almost entirely fish.
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Juvenile Nesting -- female housekeeping on the nest (above left) and male sitting beside nest (above right with black eyeliner). 
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