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Spotted again after 29 years: Spot-billed Pelican Pelecanus philippensis in Indonesia.


1North Sumatra Birdwatcher, Jalan Medan-Binjai Km. 14,5, Perumahan Padang Hijau Blok H-16, Deli Serdang 20351, North Sumatra, Indonesia
2Biology Programme, Faculty of Science, Sriwijaya University, Jalan Padang Selasa 524, Palembang 30139, Indonesia (
3Region II of Nature Conservation Agency (Balai Konservasi Sumber Daya Alam) of Pematangsiantar Office, Jalan Selendang II Bane, Siantar Utara, Pematangsiantar 21142, North Sumatra, Indonesia
4Unit III Kisaran, Region II of Nature Conservation Agency (Balai Konservasi Sumber Daya Alam) of Pematangsiantar Office, Jalan Syech Hasan No. 39 Selawan, Asahan 21228, North Sumatra, Indonesia


ABDILLAH, H., IQBAL, M., PRAMUDITA, S., SIREGAR, A.T., HIDAYAT, A., HATTA, M. & TAMPUBOLON, A.M. 2022. Spotted again after 29 years: Spot-billed Pelican Pelecanus philippensis in Indonesia.. Marine Ornithology 50: 147 - 149

Received 10 May 2022, accepted 30 May 2022

Date Published: 2022/10/15
Date Online: 2022/09/22
Key words: Spot-billed Pelican, Pelecanus philippensis, Indonesia


We report an observation of a Spot-billed Pelican Pelecanus philippensis on 07 October 2021 in North Sumatra Province, Indonesia. This is the first sight-record of the species in Indonesia since 1992.


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