Pélican gris - Pelecanus rufescens

Pink-backed Pelican

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Pélican gris adulte
The Pink-backed Pelican (Pelecanus rufescens) is a member of the pelican family of birds. It is a resident breeder in Africa, southern Arabia and Madagascar in swamps and shallow lakes. The nest is a large heap of sticks, into which 2-3 large white eggs are laid. The chicks feed by plunging their heads deep into the adult's pouch and taking the partially digested regurgitated fish. This is a small pelican, but the wingspan is still around 2.4m. It is much smaller and duller than the Great White Pelican. The plumage is grey and white, with a pink back. The top of the bill is yellow and the pouch is usually greyish. Breeding adults have long feather plumes on the head. Food is usually fish and amphibians and is usually obtained by fishing in groups.
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  • Pelecanus rufescens
  • Pelecaniformes

L'espèce

Classification

Ordre : Pélécaniformes
Famille : Pélécanidés
Espèce : Pélican gris

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Réf. O.Net : geth25522
Auteur : G. Theron
Nature Photography
Plumage : adulte

Prise de vue

Date : sept 2006
Pays : Afrique du Sud (sf)
Région : Province of KwaZulu-Natal
Lieu : Mkuze Game Reserve Mkuze Game Reserve
Lat. : 27° 37' 17'' Sud
Lng. : 32° 15' 0'' Est

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Modèle : Canon EOS 20D
Vitesse : 1/3200 s
ouverture : 4
Focale : 500 mm
Iso : 200
Flash : non