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Australian Pelican

Pelecanus conspicillatus

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.

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Pelicans after a feed
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Pelicans after a feed
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Pelican near Forbes 001
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Pelican near Forbes 001
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Pelican near Forbes
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Pelican near Forbes
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Pelican - down the hatch
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Pelican - down the hatch
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Pelican take off 003
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Pelican take off 003
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Pelicans fishing 001
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Pelicans fishing 001
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Pelicans fishing 003
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Pelicans fishing 003
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Pelicans in a paddock near Narromine NSW
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Pelicans in a paddock near Narromine…
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Ibis fishing 001
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Ibis fishing 001
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Pelican 001
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Pelican 001
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Pelican having a swallow
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Pelican having a swallow
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Pelican meeting 001
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Pelican meeting 001
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Pelican meeting
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Pelican meeting
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Pelican take off 001
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Pelican take off 001
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Pelican take off 004
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Pelican take off 004
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Pelicans fishing 002
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Pelicans fishing 002
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Pelicans fishing 005
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Pelicans fishing 005
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Pelicans fishing 006
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Pelicans fishing 006
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Pelican rest stop
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Pelican rest stop
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Pelicans fishing 007
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Pelicans fishing 007
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Pelicans 002
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Pelicans 002
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Pelicans 011
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Pelicans 011
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Pelicans fishing 008
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Pelicans fishing 008
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Pelicans fishing 009
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Pelicans fishing 009
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