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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 011
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Pelicans 002
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Pelican rest stop
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Pelicans fishing 006
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Pelicans fishing 005
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Pelicans fishing 002
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Pelican take off 004
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Pelican take off 001
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Pelican meeting
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Pelican meeting
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Pelican meeting 001
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Pelican meeting 001
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Pelican having a swallow
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Pelican having a swallow
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Pelican 001
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Pelicans fishing 003
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Pelicans fishing 001
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Pelican take off 003
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Pelican - down the hatch
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Pelican - down the hatch
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Pelican near Forbes
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Pelican near Forbes
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Pelican near Forbes 001
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Pelican near Forbes 001
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Pelicans after a feed
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Pelicans after a feed
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