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A Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus) swims amongst the local fishermen’s nets on Lake Kerkini, Greece.

© Tesni Ward / Biosphoto

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Image size: 5307x3538 pixels (17.7"x11.8" @300dpi)

Shooting date : 2018-02-18

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For over a century, there has been a special relationship between Dalmatian Pelicans and the fishermen who reside on Lake Kerkini. In winter, when these birds would usually leave due to a lack of food, the fishermen capture food specifically for them to keep them around as this reduces the number of Cormorants on the lake. Unfortunately this can lead to some of the coastal areas looking quite littered and unpleasant, however these ropes help to hold the nets needed to catch their food.


Wild animal / Bird / Sea bird / Pelican / Pelican (Pelecanus sp) / Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus)

Area / Freshwater wetland area / Freshwater lake

Species / IUCN Red List of Threatened Species / Threatened endangered species / Vulnerable (IUCN) VU

Individual / Nobody

Matter (substance) / Water (matter) / Water surface


Material / Object / Rope

Species / Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) / CITES Appendix 1

Environment / Biodiversity management / Environment management / Environment protection / Ramsar convention site

Area / Freshwater wetland area / Artificial wetland area / Stock water wetland area

Atmosphere / Seasons / Temperate season / Winter

Material / Object / Net

Behavior / Feeding behaviour / Feed (to)

Europe / European Union / Greece

Shot / Overview

Shot / Profile shot

Motion / Locomotion / Swim

Enumeration / Alone

Individual / Stage of development / Adult

Europe / European Union / Greece / Central Macedonia / Lake Kerkini

Latin keywords

Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Bilateria / Coelomata / Deuterostomia / Chordata / Vertebrata / Tetrapoda / Aves / Pelecaniformes / Pelecanidae / Pelecanus

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