Many people know organisms only by the common names, or "vernacular" names. Unlike scientific names, common names are almost always different for speakers of different languages. They may also vary regionally within a language. This tab shows all the common names provided to EOL for this organism from a variety of providers, including EOL curators. Currently we can only set one preferred common name per language on a given EOL page, but all the names should be searchable.

Common names listed by language

Preferred marks the preferred name for each language.

English

Name Sources Status
Eastern White Pelican Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), Fauna Aves, Lei Aves, South African Vertebrates, Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012, uBio Trusted
European White Pelican Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), Lei Aves, Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Trusted
Great White Pelican Leo Shapiro, Animal Diversity Web Descriptions, Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), BibAlex LifeDesk, IUCN Red List, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Monthly ARKive text import , PlanetScott.com images, South African Vertebrates, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Rosy Pelican Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), Lei Aves, Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Trusted
White Pelican Anage Data, Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), BibAlex LifeDesk, IUCN Red List, South African Vertebrates, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
塘鹅 Fauna Aves Trusted
淘鹅(本草纲目) Fauna Aves Trusted
犁鹕 Fauna Aves Trusted
逃河 Fauna Aves Trusted
(夸鸟)鸭 Fauna Aves Trusted

Afrikaans

Name Sources Status
Witpelikaan Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), South African Vertebrates, uBio Unknown

Albanian

Name Sources Status
pelikani rozë Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Arabic

Name Sources Status
البجع الأبيض Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
البجعة البيضاء Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
البجعة البيضاء البجعة Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
بجع أبيض BibAlex LifeDesk Trusted

Armenian

Name Sources Status
[Vardaguyn Havalusn ] Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Վարդագույն Հավալուսն Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Azerbaijani

Name Sources Status
Çəhrayı qutan Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Basque

Name Sources Status
Pelicà vulgar Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Pelikanoa Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Belarusian

Name Sources Status
Ружавы пэлікан Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Ружовы пелікан Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Bulgarian

Name Sources Status
Розов пеликан Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Catalan

Name Sources Status
Pelicà Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Pelicà vulgar Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Chinese

Name Sources Status
塘鹅 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Trusted
淘河 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Trusted
淘鹅 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Trusted
犁鹕 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Trusted
白鹈鹕 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Trusted
逃河 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Trusted
鴮鸭 Taxonomic Hierarchy of COL-China 2012 Trusted

Chinese (Simplified)

Name Sources Status
塘鹅 Lei Aves Trusted
淘河 Fauna Aves, Lei Aves Trusted
淘鹅 Lei Aves Trusted
犁鹕 Lei Aves Trusted
白鹈鹕 Fauna Aves, Lei Aves Trusted
逃河 Lei Aves Trusted
鴮鸭 Lei Aves Trusted

Croatian

Name Sources Status
Ružičasti nesit Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Czech

Name Sources Status
Pelikán bílý Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Pelikán menší Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Danish

Name Sources Status
Hvid pelikan Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Pelikan Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Dutch

Name Sources Status
Gewone Pelikaan Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), uBio Unknown
Pelikaan Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Roze pelikaan Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), South African Vertebrates, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Esperanto

Name Sources Status
Blanka pelikano Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Estonian

Name Sources Status
Pelikan Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
pelikan (roosapelikan) Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Pelikan e. roosapelikan Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Finnish

Name Sources Status
pelikaani Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), uBio Trusted
ruusupelikaani Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Trusted
Ruusupelikkani Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Untrusted

French

Name Sources Status
P South African Vertebrates Unknown
Pãƒâ©lican blanc IUCN Red List Trusted
Pélican blanc Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), BibAlex LifeDesk, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Galician

Name Sources Status
Pelicano branco Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Pelicà vulgar Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Georgian

Name Sources Status
ვარდისფერი ვარხვა Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

German

Name Sources Status
Rosapelikan Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), BibAlex LifeDesk, South African Vertebrates, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Weisspelikan Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Greek

Name Sources Status
Ροδοπελεκάνος Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Hebrew

Name Sources Status
שקנאי לבן Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), uBio Unknown
שקנאי מצוי Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Hungarian

Name Sources Status
Rózsás gödény Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Icelandic

Name Sources Status
Roðakani Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Indonesian

Name Sources Status
Undan putih Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Irish

Name Sources Status
Peileacán bán Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Italian

Name Sources Status
Pelecanus onocrotalus Unknown Trusted
Pellicano Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Pellicano bianco Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), uBio Unknown

Japanese

Name Sources Status
Momo-iro-perikan Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Momoiro-perikan Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
momoiroperikan Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
モモイロペリカン Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), uBio Unknown

Kazakh

Name Sources Status
Қызғылт бірқазан Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Latvian

Name Sources Status
Sārtais pelikāns Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Lithuanian

Name Sources Status
Rausvasis pelikanas Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
rožinis pelikanas Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Macedonian

Name Sources Status
Розов (Обичен) пеликан Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Maltese

Name Sources Status
Pellikan Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Manx

Name Sources Status
Pellagan Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Norwegian

Name Sources Status
Hvitpelikan Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
pvitpelikan World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Norwegian Bokmål

Name Sources Status
Hvitpelikan World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Norwegian Nynorsk

Name Sources Status
kvitpelikan World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Polish

Name Sources Status
Pelikan baba Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
pelikan rózowy Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
pelikan różowy Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
pelikan różowy (pelikan baba) Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Portuguese

Name Sources Status
Pelicano-branco South African Vertebrates Unknown

Raeto-Romance

Name Sources Status
Pelican alv Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Romanian

Name Sources Status
Pelicanul comun World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Russian

Name Sources Status
Rozovy Pelikan Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), uBio Unknown
Пеликан розовый Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
Розовый пелекан Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), uBio Unknown
Розовый пеликан Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), uBio Unknown
розовый пеликан World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Serbian

Name Sources Status
bijeli pelikan Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
nesit Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Pelikan Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Мали пеликан Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Несит Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Slovak

Name Sources Status
Pelikán bielý Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Pelikán obyčajný Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Pelikán ružový Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Slovenian

Name Sources Status
rožnati pelikan Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Spanish

Name Sources Status
PelÌcano Común uBio Unknown
PelÌcano vulgar uBio Unknown
Pelícano blanco Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Pelícano común Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Pelícano vulgar Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Swahili

Name Sources Status
Mwari Mweupe Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Swedish

Name Sources Status
Pelikan Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Vit pelikan Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Tsonga

Name Sources Status
Gumbula Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), South African Vertebrates Unknown
Khungulu South African Vertebrates Unknown
Manawavembe South African Vertebrates Unknown
Xilandzaminonga South African Vertebrates Unknown

Turkish

Name Sources Status
Ak pelikan Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Akpelikan Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Beyaz Pelikan Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Kaşıkçı Kuşu Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Ukrainian

Name Sources Status
Баба Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Пелікан рожевий Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Рожевий пелікан Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Vietnamese

Name Sources Status
Bồ nông chân hồng Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown
Lềnh đềnh chân hồng Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Welsh

Name Sources Status
Pelican gwyn Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011) Unknown

Xhosa

Name Sources Status
Ingcwanguba Avibase - IOC World Bird Names (2011), South African Vertebrates Unknown

Zulu

Name Sources Status
iFuba South African Vertebrates Unknown
iKhungula South African Vertebrates Unknown
iVuba South African Vertebrates Unknown

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