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Australian Pelican

Pelecanus conspicillatus

Description:

There are seven species of pelicans in the world, all of which are similar in shape and, with one exception, are primarily white in colour. Males are larger than females. The most characteristic feature of pelicans is the elongated bill with its massive throat pouch. The Australian Pelican's bill is 40 cm - 50 cm long and is larger in males than females. Pelicans have large wings and a wingspan of 2.3 m - 2.5 m.

Habitat:

Pelicans are widespread on freshwater, estuarine and marine wetlands and waterways including lakes, swamps, rivers, coastal islands and shores.

Notes:

Spotted at Arkarra Lagoons, Hervey Bay

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3 Comments

AliceGreenup
AliceGreenup 6 years ago

Sounds like a great plan!

Sintija Valucka
Sintija Valucka 6 years ago

Maybe waiting for fish to hop in? :)

AliceGreenup
AliceGreenup 6 years ago

I'm not 100% sure what it was doing with it's mouth open

AliceGreenup
Spotted by
AliceGreenup

Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Sep 29, 2013
Submitted on Sep 29, 2013

Spotted for Mission

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