Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Pelicans :: Peruvian Pelican
Peruvian Pelican Pelecanus thagus
Described by: Molina (1782)
Alternate common name(s): Chilean Pelican
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors
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RangeW. coast of South America;
Breeds on the guano is. off wc. Peru (Lobos de Tierra and Lobos de Afuera off n. Piura) s. to 33.5°S in n. Chile, sw. Santiago Province (small colony on Pupuya Islet) and Mocha Is. off Arauco.
During winter, it wanders s. along the coast of Chile from Arica to Valdivia as far s. as Chiloe Is.
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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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