Dalmatian pelican (Pelecanus crispus), GREECE/LAKE KERKINI, MACEDONIA.
At 16 kilos and with a 3 metre wing span, the Dalmatian pelican is, together with the great bustard and the mute swan, a competitor for the title ”The World’s Heaviest Flying Bird”. All three species live in Europe. The Dalmatian pelican has made a very successful comeback in the last 30 years, thanks mainly to nature protection measures. Now it is quickly becoming a very valuable nature tourism...more »