Four birds resting on a pond. A male (second left) on breeding plumage.

Four birds resting on a pond. A male (second left) on breeding plumage.
Species: Great White Pelican   Pelecanus onocrotalus
Author: Josep del Hoyo
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Added to IBC: 9 Dec 2017 - 13:48
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Josep del Hoyo, IBC1441381. Video of Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus at Ultima Frontiera Complex, Romania. Accessible at

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