Dalmatian Pelican

The Dalmatian Pelican is one of the heaviest flying bird and are the largest pelican species found on the planet. They are excellent swimmers and also good fliers. They are less sociable than the Great White Pelicans. The Dalmatian Pelican remains a globally threatened species with a total population between 10,400 and 13,900 individuals. The main reason accountable for this shrinking is land reclamation for the purpose of farming and hunting in the wetlands.

Gujarati Name

રૂપેરી પેણ

Scientific Name

Pelecanus crispus

Scientific Family


Status in Gujarat

Winter Visitor

IUCN Status


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Categories: Pelicans