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Pink-backed Pelican

Pink-backed Pelican

Scientific name: Pelecanus rufescens
Order: Pelecaniformes

The Pink-backed Pelican is a resident breeder in Africa, southern Arabia and Madagascar in swamps and shallow lakes. The nest is a large heap of sticks, into which 2-3 large white eggs are laid. The chicks feed by plunging their heads deep into the adultís pouch and taking the partially digested regurgitated fish.

They feed on fish and amphibians and they usually fish in groups.

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Canon EOS 10D ,Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
1/800s f/6.3 at 400mm (EF 70-200mm + EF 2.0x TC) ISO 400 with Flash full exif

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