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Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus


Category D & E

Native Range

Africa, Europe and Asia. Breeds in SE Europe eastwards to Kazakhstan and winters in Africa the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent.

British Occurence

One in Essex, Kent and Humberside in 1975 was admitted to Category D. Others seen in 1964 and 2006 were thought to be of captive origin and placed in Category E.(BOURC 38th Report)

Where to see Great White Pelican in captivity

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