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| p.1 #1 · Spot Billed Pelicans at Muttukadu Backwaters, India |
Muttukadu backwaters is a lagoon sheltered from the the Bay of Bengal by a sandbar, about 20 km or so south of Chennai India. I got a ride in a rowboat there and was able to approach the pelicans fairly close without spooking them. All were taken with the 7D and the 100-400L.
These are spot-billed pelicans. I believe they are near-threatened or vulnerable according to IUCN. I saw quite a few of them at Muttukadu, perhaps around 50.
I always enjoy seeing photos of birds in faraway places and I am happy to return the favor. Hope you enjoy them!
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My, what a pretty face you have!
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