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Pink-backed Pelican

Pelecanus rufescens Gmelin, JF, 1789

The Pink-backed Pelican (Pelecanus rufescens) is a member of the pelican family of birds. It is a resident breeder in Africa, southern Arabia and apparently extinct in Madagascar in swamps and shallow lakes. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Pelecaniformes
Family:
  Pelecanidae
Genus:
  Pelecanus

Scientific:
  Pelecanus rufescens

Citation:
  Gmelin, JF, 1789

Reference:
  Syst.Nat. 1 pt2 p.571

Protonym:
  Pelecanus rufescens

Avibase ID:
  8D24E93CF5DAD3FA

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/8D24E93C

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 174695

Geographic range:

  • Pelecanus rufescens: Locally in Africa south of the Sahara and Madagascar
English:
Pink-backed Pelican
Czech:
pelikán africký
German:
Rötelpelikan
Danish:
Rosapelikan
Spanish:
Pelícano Rosado
Finnish:
afrikanpelikaani
French:
Pélican gris
Icelandic:
Rauðkani
Italian:
Pellicano rossiccio
Japanese:
koshibeniperikan
Japanese:
コシベニペリカン
Dutch:
Kleine Pelikaan
Norwegian:
Rosenpelikan
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Rosenpelikan
Polish:
pelikan mały
Portuguese:
Pelicano rosado
Russian:
Розовоспинный пеликан
Slovak:
pelikán červenkavý
Swedish:
rosaryggig pelikan
Ukrainian:
Пелікан африканський
Chinese:
粉红背鹈鹕


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Pink-backed Pelican ( Pelecanus rufescens)
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
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African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
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African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
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Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
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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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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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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):
Pink-backed Pelican ( Pelecanus rufescens)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Pink-backed Pelican ( Pelecanus rufescens)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Pélican gris ( Pelecanus rufescens)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Pélican gris ( Pelecanus rufescens)
Clements 1st edition:
Pink-backed Pelican ( Pelecanus rufescens)
Clements 3rd edition:
Pink-backed Pelican ( Pelecanus rufescens)
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. 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:
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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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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Pink-backed Pelican ( Pelecanus rufescens)
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 5):
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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 and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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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 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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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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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Pink-backed Pelican ( Pelecanus rufescens)
James Lee Peters:
Pelecanus rufescens
James Lee Peters (original):
Pelecanus rufescens
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Pelecanus rufescens
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Pink-backed Pelican ( Pelecanus rufescens)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Pink-backed Pelican ( Pelecanus rufescens)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Pink-backed Pelican ( Pelecanus rufescens)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Pelecanus rufescens
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Pelecanus rufescens

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Afrikaans: Kleinpelikaan
Catalan: Pelicà rosat
Catalan (Balears): Pelicà rosat
Czech: Pelikán africký
Danish: Rosapelikan
German: Rotelpelikan, Rötelpelikan
English: Gray Pelican, Grey Pelican, Pinkbacked Pelican, Pink-backed Pelican
English (IOC): Pink-backed Pelican
English (Kenya): Pink-backed Pelican
Spanish: Pelícano gris, Pelícano Rosado
Spanish (Spain): Pelícano Rosado
Spanish (HBW): Pelícano rosado
Estonian: puispelikan
Basque: Pelicà rosat
Finnish: Afrikanpelikaani
French: Pélican à dos rosé, Pélican gris, Pélican roussâtre
Galician: Pelicà rosat
Hebrew: שקנאי קטן
Croatian: Afrički nesit
Hungarian: Vörhenyes gödény
Icelandic: Rauðkani
Italian: Pellicano dorsorosa, Pellicano rossiccio
Japanese: koshibeniperikan
Japanese: コシベニペリカン
Scientific: Pelecanus rufescens, Pelecanus rufescens rufescens
Luxembourgish: Afrikanesche Pelikan
Lithuanian: Rausvanugaris pelikanas, Rusvasis pelikanas
Latvian: Āfrikas pelikāns
Malagasy: Gisandrano
Dutch: Kleine Pelikaan
Norwegian Nynorsk: Rosenpelikan
Norwegian: Rosenpelikan
Polish: pelikan maly, pelikan mały
Portuguese: Pelicano rosado, Pelicano-cinzento, Pelicano-rosado
Portuguese (Portugal): Pelicano-cinzento
Romansh: pelican cotschnent
Russian: Африканский пеликан, Пеликан африканский, Розовоспинный пеликан, Рыжеватый Пеликан
Slovak: Pelikán červenkavý
Slovenian: črnooki pelikan
Serbian: Afrički nesit
Swedish: Afrikansk pelikan, Rosaryggad pelikan, rosaryggig pelikan
Swahili: Mwali, Mwari Mgongo-pinki
Turkish: Küçük Pelikan
Tsonga: Gumbula
Ukrainian: Пелікан африканський
Chinese: 粉红背鹈鹕
Chinese (Traditional): 粉紅背鵜鶘
Zulu: iFuba

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