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Australian Pelican

Pelecanus conspicillatus Temminck, CJ 1824

The Australian pelican is a large waterbird in the family Pelecanidae, widespread on the inland and coastal waters of Australia and New Guinea, also in Fiji, parts of Indonesia and as a vagrant in New Zealand. It is a predominantly white bird with black wings and a pink bill. It has been recorded as having the longest bill of any living bird. It mainly eats fish, but will also consume birds and scavenge for scraps if the opportunity arises. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Pelecaniformes
Family:
  Pelecanidae
Genus:
   Pelecanus
Scientific:
  Pelecanus conspicillatus


Original description

Citation:
  Temminck, CJ 1824

Reference:
   Nouv. Recueil Pl. Color. Ois. livr.47 pl.276

Protonym:
  Pelecanus conspicillatus


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  507E497548AA04CE

Avibase ID:
  avibase-507E4975

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/507E4975


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 174691

Geographic range:

  • Pelecanus conspicillatus: Australia and Tasmania; winters to New Guinea region
English:
Australian Pelican
Catalan:
Pelicà australià
Czech:
pelikán australský
Danish:
Australsk Pelikan
German:
Brillenpelikan
Spanish:
Pelícano Australiano
Spanish (Spain):
Pelícano Australiano
Finnish:
australianpelikaani
French:
Pélican à lunettes
Croatian:
australski nesit
Hungarian:
ausztrál pelikán
Italian:
Pellicano australiano
Japanese (romaji):
koshiguroperikan
Japanese:
コシグロペリカン
Lithuanian:
Australinis pelikanas
Dutch:
Australische Pelikaan
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Australpelikan
Norwegian:
Australpelikan
Polish:
pelikan australijski
Portuguese:
Pelicano-de-óculos
Russian:
Австралийский пеликан
Slovak:
pelikán okuliarnatý
Serbian:
Australijski nesit
Swedish:
australisk pelikan
Ukrainian:
Пелікан австралійський
Chinese:
澳洲鹈鹕
Chinese (Traditional):
澳洲鵜鶘


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Australian Pelican ( Pelecanus conspicillatus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
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Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
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Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Pélican à lunettes ( Pelecanus conspicillatus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
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Clements 1st edition:
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Clements, version 2021:
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Clements 3rd edition:
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Clements 4th edition:
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Clements 5th edition (as published):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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Clements, version 2019:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
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eBird version 2021:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
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Oriental Bird Club:
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Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Pelecanus conspicillatus [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Pelecanus conspicillatus [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
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Sibley and Monroe (1993):
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Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
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Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
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Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
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Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
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Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Pelecanus conspicillatus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Pelecanus conspicillatus [version 1]

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Species status: full species

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Azerbaijani: Avstraliya qutanı
Bashkir: Австралия берғаҙаны
Bulgarian: Австралийски пеликан
Bengali: ি঄মস্ট্ররীয় গগণমফড়
Bengali (transliteration): asṭrēlīẏa gagaṇabēṛa
Catalan: Pelicà australià
Czech: Pelikán australský
Chuvash: куçлăхлă пеликан
Danish: Australsk Pelikan
German: Brillenpelikan
English: Australasian Pelican, Australian Pelican, Spectacled Pelican
English, HBW: Australian Pelican
English (IOC): Australian Pelican
English (United States): Australian Pelican
Esperanto: aŭstralia pelikano, Okulvitra pelikano
Spanish: Pelícano Australiano, Pelícano de Anteojos, Pelíkano Australiano
Spanish (Spain): Pelícano Australiano
Spanish (HBW): Australian Pelican
Estonian: austraalia pelikan
Finnish: Australianpelikaani
French: Pélican à lunettes
Croatian: australski nesit
Hungarian: ausztrál pelikán
Indonesian: Undan kacamata
Italian: Pellicano australiano
Japanese (romaji): koshiguroperikan
Japanese: コシグロペリカン
Mongolian, Halh: цагаан хотон
Kirghiz: Австралия биргазаны
Scientific: Pelecanus conspicillatus, Pelecanus conspicillatus conspicillatus, Pelecanus conspicillatus westralis, Pelicanus validipes
Lithuanian: Australinis pelikanas
Mongolian: тихү, цагаан хотон
Mongolian, Chakhar (Peripheral): тихү
Dutch: Australische Pelikaan, Brilpelikaan
Norwegian Nynorsk: Australpelikan
Norwegian: Australpelikan
Polish: pelikan australijski
Portuguese: Pelicano-de-óculos
Portuguese (Portugal): Pelicano-australiano
Russian: Австралийский пеликан, Очковый Пеликан
Slovak: Pelikán okuliarnatý
Serbian: Australijski nesit
Swedish: Australisk pelikan
Turkish: Avustralya Pelikanı
Tatar: Австралия бабакошы , күзлекле бабакош
Ukrainian: Пелікан австралійський
Chinese: 澳洲鹈鹕
Chinese (Traditional): 澳洲鵜鶘

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