Residents rescue pelican in Aurora river marsh, hand it over to DENR
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Three local residents have recently rescued a weak and exhausted migratory bird at a marshy river in Masagana Village in the northernmost town of Dilasag, Aurora, environment officials here reported on Wednesday. Francisco Calinog, Andy Ortiz, and Francia Dasillo, residents of Sitio Mahogany, Barangay Masagana, found the bird along the Dilasag River. Unsure why the bird is in their area, they immediately contacted the local office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources for proper handling and care. Wildlife personnel of the DENR-Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) based in Casiguran, Aurora identified the migratory bird as Great White Pelican, or Pelecanus onocrotalus. It has a total body length of 87 centimeters, 35-cm veil, 61-cm wing span, 15-cm tarsus, and 21-cm tail.
Manabat, A. (2021, January 9). Residents rescue pelican in Aurora river marsh, hand it over to DENR. Business Mirror, p. A3.
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