Friday, November 30, 2007

Biggest pelican

The Australian Pelican is one of 8 species of pelican. This big bird can hold 2.5 to 3.5 gallons of water in its pouched bill. Pelicans use their pouch like a net to catch fish, then they push the pouch against their chest to push water out before gulping down the fish.

Australian pelicans can have a wingspan of 8 to 11 feet and weigh 9 to 18 pounds.

The high school I went to in Oregon had the white pelican as mascot as we had white pelicans living on the lake.
This picture was taken by my friend on her recent visit to Australia. Funny colored feet.
Jungle Jane

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