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Great White Pelican

Pelecanus onocrotalus Linnaeus, 1758

The Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus) also known as the Eastern White Pelican, Rosy Pelican or White Pelican is a bird in the pelican family. It breeds from southeastern Europe through Asia and in Africa in swamps and shallow lakes. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Pelecaniformes
Family:
  Pelecanidae
Genus:
  Pelecanus

Scientific:
  Pelecanus onocrotalus

Citation:
  Linnaeus, 1758

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.132

Protonym:
  Pelecanus Onocrotalus

Avibase ID:
  8BAFB01E85D7AF4B

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/8BAFB01E

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 174693

Geographic range:

  • Pelecanus onocrotalus: Locally in s-central Eurasia, s Asia and Africa
English:
Great White Pelican
Catalan:
Pelicà blanc comú
Czech:
pelikán bílý
Danish:
Hvid Pelikan
German:
Rosapelikan
Spanish:
Pelícano Común
Spanish (Spain):
Pelícano Común
Finnish:
pelikaani
French:
Pélican blanc
Croatian:
Ružičasti nesit
Hungarian:
Rózsás gödény
Icelandic:
Roðakani
Italian:
Pellicano comune
Japanese (romaji):
momoiroperikan
Japanese:
モモイロペリカン
Lithuanian:
Rožinis pelikanas
Dutch:
Roze Pelikaan
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Kvitpelikan
Norwegian:
Hvitpelikan
Polish:
pelikan różowy
Portuguese:
pelicano-branco
Russian:
Розовый пеликан
Slovak:
pelikán ružový
Serbian:
Ružičasti nesit
Swedish:
vit pelikan
Ukrainian:
Пелікан рожевий
Chinese:
白鹈鹕
Chinese (Traditional):
白鵜鶘


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Pélican blanc ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Pélican blanc ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Clements 1st edition:
Eastern White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Clements, version 2021:
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Clements 3rd edition:
Eastern White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Clements 4th edition:
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 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. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
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:
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Clements, version 2016:
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Clements, version 2017:
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Clements, version 2018:
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Clements, version 2019:
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
eBird version 1.50:
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
eBird version 1.52:
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
eBird version 1.53:
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
eBird version 2015:
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
eBird version 2016:
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
eBird version 2017:
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
eBird version 2018:
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
eBird version 2019:
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
eBird version 2021:
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Eastern White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Eastern White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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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:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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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 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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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 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Eastern White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Oriental Bird Club:
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
James Lee Peters:
Pelecanus onocrotalus
James Lee Peters (original):
Pelecanus onocrotalus
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Pelecanus onocrotalus
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Great White Pelican ( Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Pelecanus onocrotalus
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Pelecanus onocrotalus

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Species status: full species

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Abkhazian: аБабыр, аБыбыр
Afrikaans: Witpelikaan
Arabic: البجع الأبيض, البجعة البيضاء, البجعة البيضاء البجعة, بجعة بيضاء كبيرة
Asturian: Pelícanu común
Azerbaijani: Çəhrayı qutan
Bashkir: ал берғаҙан , алһыу пеликан
Belarusian: Пелікан ружовы, Ружавы пэлікан, Ружовы пелiкан, Ружовы пелікан
Bulgarian: Розов пеликан
Bengali: ফড় ধরা গগণমফড় , বড় ধলা গগণবেড়
Bengali (transliteration): baṛa dhalā gagaṇabēṛa
Breton: Pilikant gwenn
Catalan: Pelicà, Pelicà blanc comú, Pelicà vulgar
Catalan (Balears): Pelicà
Valencian: Pelicà vulgar
Montenegrin: ružičasti pelikan, ружичасти пеликан
Montenegrin (Cyrillic): ружичасти пеликан
Czech: Pelikán bílý, Pelikán menší
Chuvash: кĕрен пеликан
Welsh: Pelican gwyn
Danish: Hvid Pelikan, Pelikan
German: Rosapelikan, Weisspelikan
Greek: Ρoδoπελεκάvoς, Ροδοπελεκάνος
Greek (Cypriot): Ροδοπελεκάνος
English: Eastern White Pelican, European White Pelican, Great White Pelican, Rosy Pelican, White Pelican
English, HBW: Great White Pelican
English (India): Great White Pelican (Rosy Pelican)
English (IOC): Great White Pelican
English (Kenya): Great White Pelican
English (United States): Great White Pelican
Esperanto: Blanka pelikano, Onokrotala pelikano
Spanish: Pelícano Blanco, Pelícano Común, Pelícano vulgar
Spanish (Spain): Pelícano Común
Spanish (HBW): Pelícano común
Estonian: Pelikan, pelikan (roosapelikan), Pelikan e. roosapelikan
Basque: Pelekanoa, Pelicà vulgar, Pelikano, Pelikanoa
Evenki: kutan
Persian: پلیکان سفید, پلیکان (مرغ سقای) سفید, پلیکان سفید
Finnish: Pelikaani, ruusupelikaani, Ruusupelikkani
Faroese: Pelikánur
French: Pélican blanc
Friulian: pelican
Frisian: Pelikaan
Irish: Peileacán bán
Gaelic: Pelican
Galician: Pelicà vulgar, Pelicano branco
Manx: Pellagan, Pellegan
Hebrew: שקנאי לבן, שקנאי מצוי
Croatian: Ružičasti nesit
Hungarian: Rózsás gödény
Armenian: [Vardaguyn Havalusn ], Վարդագույն Հավալուսն
Indonesian: Burung Undan Putih, Undan putih
Icelandic: Roðakani
Italian: Pellicano, Pellicano bianco, Pellicano comune
Japanese (romaji): momo-iro perikan, momoiroperikan, Momo-iro-perikan, Momoiro-perikan
Japanese: モモイロペリカン
Japanese (Kanji): 桃色ペリカン
Georgian: ვარდისფერი ვარხვა, ვარდისფერი ვარხვი
Kara-Kalpak: қызғыш түсли бирқазан, қызыл түсли бирқазан
Kabardian: жьэдзыуэ
Mongolian, Halh: перугийн хотон
Kazakh: Қызғылт бірқазан, қызыл бірқазан
Greenlandic: Piillikaarsuaq
Korean: 큰사다새
Karachay-Balkar: акъ къабчыкъаууз, къабчыкъаууз
North Karelian: pelikani
Kirghiz: кызгылт бир казан, кызгылт биргазан, кызгылтым биргазан
Scientific: Pelecanus onocrotalus, Pelecanus onocrotalus roseus, Pelecanus roseus
Luxembourgish: Rosapelikan
Lithuanian: Rausvasis pelikanas, Rožinis pelikanas
Latvian: Sārtais pelikāns
Macedonian: обичен пеликан, Розов (Обичен) пеликан
Malayalam: വെൺ കൊതുമ്പന്നം, വെണ്‍ കൊതുമ്പന്നം
Mongolian: перугийн хотон
Moldavian: Pelican comun
Malay: Burung Undan Putih
Maltese: pelikan, Pellikan
Nepali: ठूलो घाउ“के हावासील
Dutch: Gewone pelikaan, Pelikaan, Roze Pelikaan
Norwegian Nynorsk: Kvitpelikan
Norwegian: Hvitpelikan
Livvi (Olonets Karelian): haikari
Polish: Pelikan baba, pelikan rózowy, Pelikan różowy, pelikan różowy (pelikan baba)
Pinyin: bái tíhú
Portuguese: Branco, pelicano vulgar, Pelicano-branco, Pelicano-vulgar
Portuguese (Portugal): Pelicano-branco
Romansh: Pelican alv, pelican rosa
Rhaeto-Romance: Pelican alv
Romanian: Pelican comun
Russian: Rozovy Pelikan, Пеликан розовый, Розовый пелекан, Розовый пеликан
Yakut: куолай тумус, пеликан, розовай пеликан
Northern Sami: Pelikána
Sinhalese (Transliteration): Maha Sudu Pasthuduwa
Slovak: Pelikán bielý, Pelikán obyčajný, Pelikán ružový
Slovenian: rožnati pelikan
Albanian: Pelikani rozë
Serbian: bijeli pelikan, nesit, pelikan, Ružičasti nesit, Мали пеликан, Несит
Swedish: Pelikan, Vit pelikan
Swahili: Mwari Mweupe
Thai: นกกระทุงขาว
Thai (Transliteration): nók krà-tʰuŋ kʰăaw
Turkmen: gyzgylt gotan
Turkish: Ak pelikan, Akpelikan, Beyaz Pelikan, Kaşıkçı Kuşu
Tsonga: Gumbula
Ukrainian: Баба, Пелікан рожевий , Рожевий пелікан
Uzbek: қизил бирқозон, пушти бирқозон,қизғиш бирқозон, пушти сақоқуш
Vietnamese: Bồ nông chân hồng, Chim Bồ nông chân hồng, Chim Lềnh đềnh chân hồng, Lềnh đềnh chân hồng
Kalmyk: оошг хутн, оошк хорд шовун
Xhosa: Ingcwanguba
Chinese: [bai tihu], 白鵜鶘 , 白鹈鹕
Chinese (Traditional): 白鵜鶘
Zulu: iFuba

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