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The Dalmatian pelican (Pelecanus crispus) is a massive member of the pelican family, and the world's largest freshwater bird. They are elegant soaring birds, with wingspans that rival that of the great albatrosses, and their flocks fly in graceful synchrony. It is a short to medium distance migrant between breeding and overwintering areas.
As with other pelicans, the males are larger than the females, and likewise their diet is mainly fish. Their curly nape feathers, grey legs and silvery-white plumage are distinguishing features, and the wings appear solid grey in flight. The adults acquire a drabber plumage in winter, however, when they may be mistaken for great white pelicans. Their harsh vocalizations become more pronounced during the mating season. They breed from southeastern Europe to Russia, India and China in swamps and shallow lakes. They usually return to traditional breeding sites, where they are less social than other pelican species. Their nests are crude heaps of vegetation, which are placed on islands or on dense mats of vegetation.
This species of pelican has declined greatly throughout its range, more so than the white pelican. It is possible that up to 10,000â€“20,000 pelicans exist at the species level. Reportedly, there were once millions of Dalmatian pelicans in Romania alone.
During the 20th century, the species' numbers underwent a dramatic decline for reasons that are not entirely understood. The most likely reason was habitat loss due to human activities such as the drainage of wetlands and land development.
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Ciao Marius, great capture of beautiful pelican in a fantatic action, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
- [2017-08-09 10:58]
Hi Marius,another fantastic capture in mouvement,very very difficult but not for you. Great timing and impressive sharpness to show us the pelican landing in a great way,i like it!! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
Beautiful picture of this Pelican. I like its POV and the moment of take off. Very good DOF and details.
You could removed that OOF Pelican (looks like bright spot) from BG. Because it's bit distracting when I'm concentrating on closer Pelican.
Thanks for sharing,
- [2017-08-09 17:29]
Perfect timing Marius,
A superb image of this beautiful pelican skimming the surface of the water. Nice eye contact even though it is quite small for the size of the bird. I am saddened to read that its numbers have dropped so drastically over the years. Lovely scene!!
- [2017-08-10 1:54]
The decisive moment that we call, there the landing gear is pulled and next moment it will touch the WATER not the ground, nice catch.
Une magnifique prise en phase d'atterrissage; bonne qualitÃ© de la nettetÃ©, belle lumiÃ¨re avec le lÃ©ger reflet.
- [2017-08-13 20:24]
Nicely frozen this moment, with elegance and a perfect depth of field to enhance the bird.