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Dalmatian Pelican

Dutch: Kroeskoppelikaan
Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Pelecanidae
Genus: Pelecanus
Species: Pelecanus crispus


50 mm
Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus) skull, side view
Dalmatian Pelican skull
Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus) skull, top view
Dalmatian Pelican skull, top view
Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus) skull, bottom view
Dalmatian Pelican skull, bottom view

Side, top and bottom view of skull. (Click on image to enlarge)

Female bird, rampotheca absent. Many thanks to the Royal Belgian institute of natural sciences, Brussels, for allowing us to photograph this specimen.

Length: 455 mm
Length cranium: 85 mm
Width (cranium): 56 mm
Height (cranium): 47 mm
Length bill: 370 mm
Skull ratio: (Length / Length bill) 1.23

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