GREAT WHITE PELICAN
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|GREAT WHITE PELICAN - in Danube Delta|
The great white pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus) also known as the eastern white pelican, rosy pelican or white pelican is a bird in the pelican family. It breeds from southeastern Europe through Asia and in Africa in swamps and shallow lakes.
The great white pelican is a huge bird, with only the Dalmatian pelican averaging larger amongst the pelicans. The wingspan can range from 226 to 360 cm (7.41 to 11.81 ft), with the latter measurement the largest recorded among extant flying animals outside of the great albatrosses.
Great white pelicans are usually birds found in and around shallow, (seasonally or tropical) warm fresh water. Well scattered groups of breeding pelicans occur through Eurasia from the eastern Mediterranean to Vietnam. In Eurasia, fresh or brackish waters may be inhabited and the pelicans may be found in lakes, deltas, lagoons and marshes, usually with dense reed beds nearby for nesting purposes.
The diet of the great white pelican consists mainly of fish. The pelicans leave their roost to feed early in the mornings and may fly over 100 km (62 mi) in search of food, as has been observed in Chad and Mogode, Cameroon.
Pelicans are not restricted to fish, however, and are often opportunistic foragers. In some situations they eat chicks of other birds, such as the well documented case off the southwest coast of South Africa.
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An excellent image of wild life by great details as always BG and compo is stunning well done as always MARIUS SECAN
- [2019-01-18 9:15]
Hi Marius,new fantastic memory from your delta trip of this summer,3 pelicans taken in the best sharpness and well exposed,i like the pose too. Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
- [2019-01-18 20:30]
One two three that always we count, though it is tight from side but still looking charming, well recorded.
ODD Number composition always work well. Perfect exposure on white and like background colors too. Good shot.
Thanks and regards,
Dignified looking White Pelicans, Marius.
The perspective gives a great impression of their habitat.
Very nice shot indeed.
- [2019-01-20 22:09]