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The population of Spot-billed Pelican (ទុងប្រផេះ) has been steadily increasing since it was devastated by a spike of poaching activities in 1994 that included stealing eggs from their nest during the breeding season. Their habitat has since been protected by UNESCO, WCS, MoE and MAFF. Prek Toal supports the only breeding colony in Southeast Asia making it the most important location for these species.
Scientific Name: Pelecanus philippensis
IUCN Red List Classification: Near Threatened
Estimated number: 8,700-12,000 (Number of Mature Individuals - Global)
November to April is the recommended time of the year to see this bird
It is recommended that you will need to allow 1-2 days to see this bird