13 October 2008

Great white pelican at Khijadiya

Great white pelican, Khijadiya, Gujarat
Great white pelican, Pelecanus onocrotalus, at Khijadiya bird sanctuary, Gujarat, India.


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8 comments:

Tabib said...

Oh!.. what a moment!

pohanginapete said...

It certainly was, Tabib. Khijadiya's a wonderful place; I'd never seen anything like it for the sheer numbers of congregated birds.

flowergirl said...

Really spectacular! Ashamed to be asking, but where in Gujarat is Khijadiya?

pohanginapete said...

Flowergirl, Khijadiya's about 10 km north of Jamnagar. It's actually two separate areas with different characteristics, which contributes to its great diversity. The Indian ornithology legend, Dr Salim Ali, apparently recorded over 100 bird species in a day at Khijadiya. Highly recommended if you're keen on birds.

Vickie said...

Wonderful photography. Enjoyed my visit.

pohanginapete said...

Thanks Vickie :^)

Larry Jordan said...

Hi Pete, That is an awe inspiring capture of the Great White Pelican. Simply beautiful.

pohanginapete said...

Thanks Larry. It brings back great memories for me.