The perfect landing
The Spot-billed Pelican (Scientific name: Pelecanus philippensis) is a relatively small pelican but still a large bird. It is 125–152 cm (49–60 in) long and has a weight of 4.1–6 kg (9–13.2 lbs). It is mainly white, with a grey crest, hind neck and a brownish tail. The feathers on the hind neck are curly and form a greyish nape crest. The pouch is pink to purplish and has large pale spots, and is also spotted on the sides of the upper mandible.
This picture of a Spot-billed making a perfect landing was clicked at the Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary in Kancheepuramin March/2014.