The Dalmatian pelican is the most massive member of the pelican family, and perhaps the world's largest freshwater bird, although rivaled in weight and length by the largest swans. They are elegant soaring birds, with wingspans that rival that of the great albatrosses, and their flocks fly in graceful synchrony.
Mass: 9.5 kg Encyclopedia of Life
Scientific name: Pelecanus crispus
Conservation status: Vulnerable (Population decreasing)