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.
|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 Pelicans are often victims of fish hooks, oil spills, pesticides.|
|On the water -- the diet is almost entirely fish.|
|Juvenile||Nesting -- female housekeeping on the nest (above left) and male sitting beside nest (above right with black eyeliner).|
|Pelecanus onocrotalus||Pelecanus onocrotalus||Pelecanus crispus||Pelecanus rufescens||Pelecanus philippensis|
|Danube/Med/North Africa/India||Danube/Med/North Africa/India||Balkans/Caspian/China||Africa (sub-Saharan)/Arabia||South/Southeast Asia|
|Australian||American White||Brown/Eastern Brown/Californian||Peruvian|
|Pelecanus conspicillatus||Pelecanus erythrorhynchos||Pelecanus occidentalis||Pelecanus thagus|
|Australia||Americas -- fresh water||Americas (mid US to Peru/Carib) -- marine||South America|