Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Pelicans :: Dalmatian Pelican

Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus

Described by: Bruch (1832)
Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Parc des oiseaux, Villars-les-Dombes, Ain, Rhone-Alpes, France - Aug 10, 2002 © Pascal Dubois  Kastoria Lake, Greece - Aug, 2003 © Nick Kontonicolas  Kastoria Lake, Greece - Aug, 2003 © Nick Kontonicolas  Kastoria Lake, Greece - Aug, 2003 © Nick Kontonicolas  Kuscenneti, Turkey - May, 1998 © Esa Ervasti 
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E. Europe through c. Asia;
Fragmented Distribution;
Breeds in Yugoslavia (Lake Skadar), Albania (Lake Malik, Karavastas Lagoon), Greece (Lake Mikra Prespa, near Prewesa, Small Prespa Lake and estuary of Nestos River), Romania (Danube Delta arrives in March and departs in August), w. and s. Turkey (Menderes Delta, Eregli Marshes), se. Iraq, s. Iran, Russia (n. Black Sea, Sea of Azov, n. Caspian in the Volga Delta), lower Amu River, Aral Sea, islands in Lake Balkhash and Ile River Delta, s. Kazakhstan (Lake Alakol, Lake Sasakol in Tentek River Delta, lower Syr Darya River), w. China (Sinkiang, Tarim Basin, Lop Nor and formerly in Hopeh), w. Mongolia (Orog Nor).
Disperses to Egypt (Nile Delta and n. Gulf of Suez), Greece (estuaries of the Acheloos River and Evinos River), Bulgaria (Poda Lagoon on Black Sea coast), Turkey, Israel, Iraq, Iran (s. Caspian Sea s. to Arabian Gulf), Pakistan (n. Hindustan, Thatta District), n. India (s. to n. Gujarat, Orissa and Assam, primarily on the Indus and Ganges Rivers), Bangladesh, e. China (e. Shantung, Kiangsu, Chekiang, Fukien, Kwangtung and Mai Po Marsh, Hong Kong).


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: ETI BioInformatics


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


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