Colour of development – A new species of Pelican?

This pelican was captured on camera by   Spencer Manuelpillai  near the Rajagiriya canal , in the suburbs of Colombo. It has been polluted by nearby establishments and residents to the point that the birdlife in the area including this specimen has turned black. Coated with pollution this bird is a perfect example of the environmental cost of urbanisation and a call to take remedial measures immediately – as reported in the Daily Financial Times.


Colour of development - A new species of Pelican?

A pelican blackened with polutants and effluents..