Posts Tagged ‘Spot-billed Pelican’

Khao Kheow Open Zoo Invites Visitors To Watch Migratory Pelicans

Spot-billed Pelican at Khao Kheow Zoo

Khao Kheow Open Zoo is inviting the general public to enjoy the pelicans, which have migrated to the zoo during the rainy season. A large group of Spot-billed Pelicans were seen flocking to the reservoir of Khao Kheow Open Zoo’s Botanical Garden to catch small fish alongside the resident painted storks, forming a spectacular sight. The coexistence between the two groups of bird occurs yearly from June – August and can be found only at Khao Kheow Open Zoo. Spot-billed Pelican or grey pelican Read more [...]

Spot-billed Pelican: The Flying Beauty

Spot-billed Pelican at Khao Kheow Zoo

Spot-billed Pelican: Comparatively small pelican, however a large bird and is mostly white, with a grey crest, hindneck and with beautiful brownish tail. It catches fish in its big bill pouch, while swimming at the surface. Spot-billed Pelican are colonial breeder, often breeds along with other water-birds with nests on low trees near wetlands. These species were earlier used by fishermen in the parts of Bengal as decoys for a particular fish. They are also known as Grey Pelican (Pelecanus Philippensis). Distribution: Pelicans Read more [...]