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Australian Pelican

Pelecanus conspicillatus


The Australian Pelican is an the only pelican in Australia and is an unmistakable large black and white bird. The Pelican's bill is 40 cm - 50 cm long and is larger in males than females. Size Size 1.7m including bill. Wingspan 2.3 m - 2.5 m. Food fish Breeding The nest is a scrape in the ground lined with vegetation or feathers. Lays 1-3 eggs.


wetlands, lakes, swamps, rivers, coastal islands and shore

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Christiane 9 years ago

Please join my Australian Pelican Mission..

"Thank you, Sarah!
I see the whole picture in my imagination!"

Sarah@Tassie 10 years ago

I only had my 400mm lens on me and I couldn't capture all the reflection.

"Please tell, Sarah!
How could you miss to take whole picture with whole image in water?"

"Very cute!"

SusanEllison 10 years ago

beautiful shot!

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Tasmania, Australia

Spotted on Jul 1, 2011
Submitted on Jul 1, 2011

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