Pink-backed Pelican
Pelecanus rufescens
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The pink-backed pelican is smaller than the great white pelican and has an overall greyish appearance. Immatures have a grey beak. These pelicans were photographed at Kilombero River (upper, 7-14), courtesy of Per Holmen; Shambarai (2nd & 3rd row, 2-14); Lake Manyara (4th row, 2-08), courtesy of Karine Van der Vurst and 5th row, (2-08), courtesy of Chuck Derby, Lukuba (6th row, 10-10), courtesy of Valéry Schollaert; Queen Elisabeth NP, Uganda (1-10) and Lake Naivasha (Kenya, 2-12), both courtesy of Karine Van der Vurst). The 9th row photo was taken at Babati (9-14), courtesy of Hanna Nyman and the bottom pair, at Saadani NP, courtesy of Tembo Kijani staff..
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-16 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Valéry Schollaert, Karine Van der Vurst, Chuck Derby, Hanna Nyman
Per Holmen, Tembo Kijani Lodge staff

Last Update this page: 6-13-16