|phylum||Chordata||The Dalmatian Pelican breeds from southeastern Europe to India and China in swamps and shallow lakes. The nest is a crude heap of vegetation.
The somewhat similar-looking Great White Pelican is typically slightly smaller but the largest male individuals can be essentially the same size as a typical Dalmatian. However, the Dalmatian differs from this other species in that it has curly nape feathers, grey legs and silvery-white (rather than pure white) plumage. In winter, adult pelicans of this species go from silvery-gray to a dingier brownish-gray cream color. For more information, visit the Wikipedia entry.
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