Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Pelicans :: Spot-billed Pelican

Spot-billed Pelican Pelecanus philippensis

Described by: Gmelin (1789)
Alternate common name(s): Gray Pelican, Grey Pelican, Gray Pelican, Philippine Pelican
Old scientific name(s): Pelecanus roseus


Yala National Park, Sri Lanka - Apr 28, 2002 © Dave Behrens  Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve, Cambodia - Mar, 2010 © Neil Fifer  Udawalawe Sanctuary, Sri Lanka - Dec, 2007 © Alan Collis 
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Se. Asia;
Fragmented distribution;
Presently breeds in 5-6 isolated populations extending from se. India (Kolleru Lake and Telineelapuram in Andhra Pradesh, Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam, Kokkare Bellur in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu), Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, Cambodia (Tonle Sap Lake as well as Koh Andeth and Borey Chulsar Districts of Tekeo Province), Laos, Vietnam, se. Malay Peninsula and se. China (Kiangsu on the lower Yangtze River, Xinjian lakes, Chekang, Fukien, Kwangtung, Kwangsi, se. Yunnan, Hainan) and possibly Sumatra. Movements are poorly known, but occasionally visits se. Asia and the Philippines.
Formerly in Persian Gulf, Pakistan, Nepal, Java and the Philippines (Luzon and Mindanao).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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