The Dalmation Pelicans of Lake Kerkini by Guy Edwardes

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The Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus) is the largest pelican species in the world. It can have an impressive wingspan of 2.9 meters to 3.45 meters. Weighing up to 15 kilograms, it is also one of the heaviest flying birds in the world. It feeds almost exclusively on fish, with an intake of around 1 to 2 kilograms per day. It prefers larger fish, and its huge bill and capacious throat pouch allows it to take prey up to a half- meter in length!
Aside from their remarkable size, Dalmatian Pelicans are also hugely charismatic birds. Each has a dishevelled hairdo of curly nape feathers that gives individual birds their own take on having a bad hair day!
During the breeding season the lower mandible and throat pouch turn from dull yellow to orange and eventually scarlet red.

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