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Copyright: Ben Broughton (Lourens) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 186 W: 0 N: 321] (1223)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-09-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300s, Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO DG OS HSM
Exposure: f/9.0
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-10-15 0:46
Viewed: 226
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotacus)

The sexes are similar with white plumage an long bill and neck. During the breeding season forehead swells knob-like, plumage is tinged pink and has a yellowish breast patch
Status: Locally fairly common resident, sedentary at some sites.Gregarious, spends about 25% of the day fishing.
Listed as near threatened.
Habitat: Shallow lakes, estuaries, large pans and dams.
Food: Mainly fish, shrimps and sometimes scavenges offal.

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  • Great 
  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2019-10-15 23:05]


  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2019-10-16 13:42]

Hi Ben,perfect capture of this group of pelicans,the light warm up the colord of beaks and legs,impressive sharpness too. Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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