Order: Pelecaniformes | Family: Pelecanidae | IUCN Status: Near Threatened
Age: Adult Breeding | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Coast of Peru
Age: Adult Non-breeding | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Coast of Peru
Age: Sub-adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Coast of Peru
Age: Adults | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Coast of Peru
Status: The Peruvian Pelican is associated with the Humboldt Current where it is common in coastal waters. Ranges north to Piura, but disperses northward to Ecuador.
Name in Spanish: Pelícano Peruano.
Sub-species: Peruvian Pelican (Pelecanus thagus) Molina, 1782.
Meaning of Name: Pelecanus: Gr. pelekan, pelekanos = pelican. thagus: no information..
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 11/09/2014.