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Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus), Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya

Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus), Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya

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Uploaded 09 Jul 2010 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2010
From collection: African Biodiversity
Taken by: Peter Prokosch
Alkaline or freshwater lakes in Africa serve as the main habitat for breeding populations (total African population estimated to be up to 75 000 pairs) as well as for wintering populations of the Great White Pelican from Eurasia. Concentrations are found at the Kenyan salt lakes in the Rift Valley, where they feed on larger fish. Estimated daily food requirement is 900-1200g. Normally feeds in groups, often co-operativly.surface run-off in the wet season, sewage and industrial pollution.
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