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Australian Pelican

Pelecanus conspicillatus

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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

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6 Comments

Christiane
Christiane 9 years ago

Please join my Australian Pelican Mission.. http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1410...

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

Sarah@Tassie
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
SusanEllison 10 years ago

beautiful shot!

Sarah
Spotted by
Sarah@Tassie

Tasmania, Australia

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

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