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Spot-billed Pelican

Pelecanus philippensis Gmelin, JF 1789

The spot-billed pelican or grey pelican is a member of the pelican family. It breeds in southern Asia from southern Iran across India east to Indonesia. It is a bird of large inland and coastal waters, especially large lakes. At a distance they are difficult to differentiate from other pelicans in the region although it is smaller but at close range the spots on the upper mandible, the lack of bright colours and the greyer plumage are distinctive. In some areas these birds nest in large colonies close to human habitations. Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  Gmelin, JF 1789

Reference:
   Systema Naturae ed. 13, vol. 1, part 2 1 pt2 p.571

Protonym:
  Pelecanus philippensis

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2656064


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  793E3F20D63D5A09

Avibase ID:
  avibase-793E3F20

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/793E3F20


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 174694


NEAR THREATENED

Geographic range:

  • Pelecanus philippensis: Lowlands of India to SE Asia and Philippines
English:
Spot-billed Pelican
Catalan:
Pelicà de bec tacat
Czech:
pelikán skvrnozobý
Danish:
Grå Pelikan
German:
Graupelikan
Spanish:
Pelícano Oriental
Spanish (Spain):
Pelícano Oriental
Finnish:
pisamapelikaani
French:
Pélican à bec tacheté
Croatian:
sivi nesit
Hungarian:
foltoscsőrű gödény
Icelandic:
Grákani
Italian:
Pellicano beccomacchiato
Japanese (romaji):
hoshibashiperikan
Japanese:
ホシバシペリカン
Lithuanian:
Pilkasis pelikanas
Dutch:
Grijze Pelikaan
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Flekknebbpelikan
Norwegian:
Flekknebbpelikan
Polish:
pelikan indyjski
Portuguese:
pelicano-de-bico-pintado
Russian:
Пестроклювый пеликан
Slovak:
pelikán sivý
Serbian:
Pegavokljuni nesit
Swedish:
fläcknäbbad pelikan
Ukrainian:
Пелікан сірий
Chinese:
斑嘴鹈鹕
Chinese (Traditional):
斑嘴鵜鶘〔灰鵜鶘〕


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Pélican à bec tacheté ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Pélican à bec tacheté ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Grey Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Grey Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Oriental Bird Club:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Pelecanus philippensis [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Pelecanus philippensis philippensis [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Spot-billed Pelican ( Pelecanus philippensis) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Pelecanus philippensis [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Pelecanus philippensis [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Pelecanus [philippensis or crispus] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Azerbaijani: Afrika bozqutanı, boz qutan, Qıvrımlələk qutan
Bulgarian: Къдроглав пеликан, Филипински пеликан
Bengali: চচচতঠুুঁটি গগণমফড় , চিতিঠুঁটি গগণবেড়
Bengali (transliteration): citiṭhum̐ṭi gagaṇabēṛa
Breton: Pilikant beg brizh
Catalan: Pelicà de bec tacat, Pelicà gris
Cebuano: pagala
Czech: Pelikán skvrnozobý, Pelikán skvronozobý
Welsh: Pelican llwyd
Danish: Grå Pelikan
German: Graupelikan
Maldivian: Girubaa Dhooni
Greek: Αργυροπελεκάνος, Σταχτoπελεκάvoς
English: Gray Pelican, Grey Pelican, Philippine Pelican, Spot-billed Pelican, Spotted billed pelican, Spotted Pelican
English, HBW: Spot-billed Pelican
English (IOC): Spot-billed Pelican
English (United States): Spot-billed Pelican
Esperanto: Filipina pelikano, Griza pelikano, Makulbeka pelikano
Spanish: Pelícano Malayo, Pelícano Oriental
Spanish (Spain): Pelícano Oriental
Spanish (HBW): Spot-billed Pelican
Estonian: täpiknokk-pelikan
Finnish: Pisamapelikaani
French: Pélican à bec tacheté, Pélican gris
Frisian: Skiere pelikaan
Irish: Peileacán liath
Galician: Pelicano crespo, Pelicano gris
Hebrew: שקנאי מסולסל
Croatian: sivi nesit
Hungarian: Borzas gödény, foltoscsőrű gödény
Armenian: Գանգրափետուր Հավալուսն
Indonesian: Burung Undan Paruh Totol, Burung Undan Paruh-totol, Undan paruh botol, Undan Paruh-totol
Icelandic: Grákani, Hrokkinkani
Italian: Filippine, Pellicano beccomacchiato, Pellicano grigio
Japanese (romaji): firipin perikan, hai-iro perikan, haiiroperikan, Haiiro-perikan, hoshibashiperikan
Japanese: ハイイロペリカン, フィリピンペリカン, ホシバシペリカン
Japanese (Kanji): フィリピンペリカン, 灰色ペリカン
Georgian: ქოჩორა ვარხვა
Kabardian: жьэдзыуэщхъуэ
Mongolian, Halh: борцгор, борцгор хотон, бужгар хотон, дотонт, цагаан хотон, шунгат, шунгуут
Kazakh: Бұйра бірқазан, сұр бірқазан
Korean: 사다새
Kirghiz: боз биргазан
Scientific: Pelecanus philippensis, Pelecanus philippensis philippensis
Lithuanian: Pilkasis pelikanas
Latvian: pelēkais pelikāns
Macedonian: Белоглав (Кадроглав
Malayalam: പുള്ളിച്ചുണ്ടൻ കൊതുമ്പന്നം
Mongolian: борцгор, борцгор хотон, бужгар хотон, дотонт, хотон, цагаан хотон, шунгат, шунгуут
Malay: Burung Undan Paruh Titik
Mongolian, Chakhar (Peripheral): борцгор хотон, хотон
Nepali: घाउ“के हावासील
Dutch: Grijze Pelikaan
Norwegian Nynorsk: Flekknebbpelikan
Norwegian: Flekknebbpelikan
Polish: pelikan indyjski
Pinyin: bān-zuǐ tíhú, bān-zǔi tíhú, fēilǚbīn tíhú, huī tíhú
Portuguese: Pelicano-crespo, Pelicano-de-bico-pintado
Portuguese (Portugal): pelicano-oriental
Rhaeto-Romance: Pelican grisch
Romanian: Pelican cu cioc împestriţat
Russian: Пестроклювый пеликан, Серый пеликан, Се́рый пелика́н, Филиппинский Пеликан
Northern Sami: Dielkonjunpelikána
Sinhalese (Transliteration): Thithhota Pasthuduwa
Slovak: Pelikán sivý
Slovenian: kodrasti pelikan, Sivi pelikan
Albanian: Pelikani kacurrel
Serbian: kudravi pelikan, Pegavokljuni nesit, Sivi nesit
Swedish: Fläcknäbbad pelikan
Tamil: Kuzhai Kada
Thai: นกกระทุง, นกกะทุง
Thai (Transliteration): nók kà-tʰuŋ, nók krà-tʰuŋ
Turkish: Benekli gagalı pelikan, Hint Pelikanı
Ukrainian: Кучерявий пелікан, Пелікан сірий
Vietnamese: Bồ nông chân xám, Chim Bồ nông, Chim Bồ nông chân xám, Chim Chằng bè, Chim Lềnh đềnh, Chim Lềnh đềnh chân xám, Chim Trôi bè
Kalmyk: буурл хутн
Chinese: 斑嘴鵜鶘, 斑嘴鹈鹕, 菲律宾鹈鹕, 鵜鶘
Chinese (Traditional): 斑嘴鵜鶘, 斑嘴鵜鶘〔灰鵜鶘〕, 菲律賓鵜鶘
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 灰鵜鶘
Chinese (Taiwan): 灰鹈鹕

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