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  • There are large seasonal populations of marabou stork Leptoptilos crumeniferus and pelicans Pelecanus onocrotalus and P. rufescens.

    Manovo-Gounda-St Floris National Park, Central African Republic

  • These include ostrich Struthio camelus, with white pelican Pelicanus onocrotalus, and greater and lesser flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber and P. minor on Lake Makat in Ngorongoro crater, Lake Ndutu and the Empakaai crater lake where over a million birds forgather.

    Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

  • The wetlands of the Tuz, Van and Urumiyeh basins in Turkey and Iran support important breeding colonies of waterfowl, notably the greater flamingo (Phoenicopterus rubber), great white pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus), Eurasian spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia), and glossy ibis (Plegadis falcinellus).

    Biological diversity in the Irano-Anatolian

  • Energy requirements of migrating great white pelicans, Pelecanus onocrotalus.

    Saharan flooded grasslands

  • The endangered white pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus) flies over 2,000 km from Eastern Europe and Asia to reach one of its most important wintering grounds on the floodplains of the Sudd.

    Saharan flooded grasslands

  • White pelicans Pelecanus onocrotalus breeding on the Etosha Pan, South West Africa, during 1971.

    Zambezian halophytics

  • Species and numbers recorded include: white stork (Ciconia ciconia), 82,287; black stork (Ciconia nigra), 3,303; white pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus), 6,203; and a total of 26,756 birds of prey.

    Southern Anatolian montane conifer and deciduous forests

  • The Park is an important breeding area for the pinkbacked pelican Pelecanus rufescens, white pelican P. onocrotalus, African fish-eagle Haliaeetus vocifer, Caspian tern Hydroprogne caspia, goliath heron Ardea goliath, rufous-bellied heron Butorides rufiventris, yellowbilled stork Mycteria ibis, pygmy goose Nettapus auritus, collared pratincole Glareola pratincola and greyrumped swallow Pseudohirondo griseopyga.

    Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, South Africa

  • For example, common waterbirds at the Marromeu Complex Game Management Area in the Zambezi delta include openbilled storks (Anastomus lamelligerus), saddlebilled storks (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis) and white-backed pelicans (Pelecanus onocrotalus).

    Zambezian coastal flooded savanna

  • Prominent waterbirds of the area include greater flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber), wattled crane, and a large nesting colony of white-backed pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus).

    Zambezian coastal flooded savanna


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  • Obsolete classification for pelican.

    December 20, 2007