Great White & Dalmatian Pelican
Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus) and Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus) are two large and similar species that winter extensively in northwestern and western India.
Great White Pelican is the more abundant and widespread of the two species in India but has a patchy breeding range extending in pockets from southeastern Europe eastwards to Central Asia. Dalmatian Pelican has a similar but larger breeding range extending north into Russia.
This animated migration map was created from observations uploaded to the citizen science platform eBird up until 2020. Where present, the inset graph depicts the seasonal likelihood of finding this species (i.e. the proportion of eBird checklists) within its range in India alone. We are grateful to the many birdwatchers around the world who have enabled the creation of this animation by sharing their observations on eBird.