Wing-span of White Pelican.

In Stanley Cramp's 'Studies of West Palearctic birds. 185: White Pelican [Pelecanus onocrotalus]' (Brit. Birds 76: 253-262), I consider a reference to a 'wing-span of up to 360cm' (11 feet 10 inches) somewhat large for this species. Regardless of size, sex or age, wing-spans are usually approximately four times the wing-length. Six that I measured were within the range 24


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