Pink backed Pelican

There are eight species and they primarily inhabit warm regions, Australia, the Americas and Canada.

There is a limerick about the Pelican:

A wonderful bird is the pelican
His bill can hold more than his belican
He can take in his beak
Food enough for a week
But I don’t see how the helican
by Dixon Merritt
Pelican at Birdland on first egg

Pink-Backed Pelican

Pelecanus rufescens

Meet the Pink-backed Pelican from Africa.  Well known for their large beaks with a large skin pocket/flap designed for catching fish. Feeding displays take place daily at Pelican Bay, so you can see their amazing beaks in action.

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Our Pelicans are kindly supported by…

  • Joe Hill
  • Brian Keast
  • Jessica Elsworth
  • Mike Finnegan
  • Tom
  • Bob Norman
  • Jake Willis and Kirsty Dawson
  • Richard David Williams
  • Pelican Class, Phoenix Community Primary School
  • Leander Williamson
  • Dexter Hastings
  • Charlie Copeman Green

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