Origin of European Pink-backed Pelicans. Following the report of a Pink-backed Pelican Pelecanus rufescens in Spain (Brit. Birds 86: 374-375), and one near Sagrado, northeast Italy, in September 1992, as well as other observations farther north in Europe (Dutch Birding 16: 106-110), I consider that it is important to outline the situation regarding the species in captivity in Italy. Following the


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