Rosy Pelican & Painted Stork

Rosy Pelican & Painted Stork

Rosy Pelican & Painted Stork – This photo was taken at Zoological Garden, Alipore in Kolkata.

Rosy Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Found from Punjab to Assam, occasionally in South India.
Seen in flocks at jheels etc.
Feeds on mainly fishes.
Lays 2 eggs.

Painted Stork (Ibis leucocephalus)
Found in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar.
Lives in pairs or in large congregations at jheels and marshes.
Feeds on fishes, frogs, and snakes.
Lays 2 to 5 eggs. Both sexes incubate.

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