Great White Pelican
Sexes alike but female slightly smaller. Rosetinged white plumage; pink feet and yellowish tuft on breast; black primaries and underside of secondaries; forehead feathers continue in pointed wedge above bill. Purely aquatic, huge numbers gathering to feed together; rarely settles on land; strong flier, flocks often flying to great heights.
Large jheels, lakes, coastal lagoons.
Resident in Rann of Kutch; winters in parts of N, S and SE India.
Grunts and croaks rarely heard.