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Spot-billed Pelican
 

Length:49-60 inches

Scientific Name : Pelicanus philippensis 
Phylum : Chordata 
Class : Aves 
Order : Pelicaniformes 
Family : Pelicanidae 
Genus : Pelicanus 
Species : philippensis 
Vernacular Name :  
Life Span :  
Weight : 4.1-6 kg  
Reproduction : Breeding from Aug-Jan,colonial breeder, build nest on low trees.nest is a platform of twigs.3-4 chalky white eggs.30-33 days for incubation.both the parents care the young 
Fascinating Facts : Usually silent.make hisses,grunts or snap their bills.Catch the fishes with huge bill pouch while swimming 
Habits : Wetlannd,shallow lowland freshwaters 
Food Habits : Feeds on fishes 
Conservation Status : Vulnerable 
Status based on Wildlife Protection ACT 1972 : Schedule IV 
   

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