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Spot-billed Pelican

Spot-billed Pelican

The Udawalawe National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is home to a wide variety of birds and the spot-billed pelican is one of the pelicans found in the area. The large reservoir at the national park attracts these birds as they love inland water. The IUCN lists the Spot-billed Pelican as not threatened and it is found in South Asia as well as parts of Southeast Asia. The spot-billed pelican

It has been reported that the spot-billed pelican also inhabit areas that are close to water bodies near human habitations but such scenarios are quite rare in Sri Lanka. The spot-billed pelican, despite being found in many countries in Asia, breeds only in Sri Lanka, Cambodia, and certain parts of India. The colours of the spot-billed pelican is a greyish non-bright white and its beak, similar to other pelicans, is predominantly large. The scientific name of the spot-billed pelican is Pelecanus philippensis and it belongs to the family Pelecanidae.