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“Some 12.5% are vagrant or passage migrants including the spot-billed pelican Pelicanus phillipensis (VU) and the greater adjutant Leptoptilos dubius (EN).”
“Many larger birds probably disappeared simultaneously with the mammals, so there are no historical nest records of spot-billed pelicans or adjutant storks, although it is likely that the ecoregion once included the huge waterbird rookeries described by Oates for the Sittang plain in Burma.”
“Other large waterbirds including painted stork (Mycteria leucocephala), spot-billed pelican (Pelecanus philippensis), and black-headed ibis (Threskiornis melanocephalus), which probably formerly bred, are annual visitors, probably entering the country from Cambodia.”
“The hotspot also holds several widespread threatened waterbird species, including the spot-billed pelican (Pelecanus philippensis, VU) and the lesser adjutant (Leptoptilos javanicus, VU).”
“The spot-billed pelican (Pelecanus philippensis) is a globally threatened species.”
“The Jerdon's courser (Rhinoptilus bitorquatus) is endangered, and the spot-billed pelican (Pelecanus philippensis) and lesser florican (Eupodotis indica) are globally threatened.”
“The globally threatened spot-billed pelican (Pelecanus philippensis) and lesser florican (Eupodotis indica) are also part of the ecoregion's bird community.”
“Included in this assemblage are the lesser adjutant (Leptoptilos javanicus), Storm's stork (Ciconia stormi), white-winged wood duck (Cairina scutulata), and spot-billed pelican (Pelicanus philippensis).”
“The nearest approach to a generalisation which it is possible to make is that the egrets and paddy-birds are usually the first of the monsoon breeders to begin nest-building, while the spot-billed duck, the whistling teal and the bronze-winged jacana are the last.”
“A remnant of the spot-billed pelicans in south-east Asia escaped to Assam and South India.”
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