Pelicans in Uganda

Pelicans in Uganda

April 4, 2022

Pelicans in Uganda are really large water birds with a distinctive pouch under the beak. As with other members of the order Pelecaniformes, they have webbed feet with four toes. There are 8 species worldwide and 2 species which occur in Uganda.

Pink-backed Pelican (Pelecanus rufescens)

Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus)

In Uganda the Great white pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus) and the Pink-backed pelican (Pelecanus rufescens) are seen  along the Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

The juvenile birds are much darker and browner. (A juvenile pelican one with the first full- feathered plumage)

The adult birds show extensive black flight feathers contrasting with the white greater and median coverts.

Book your Uganda birding trip with Africa Adventure Vacations to spot several Pelicans in Uganda and other bird species.

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