- Quiscalus mexicanus
The Great White Pelican is aptly named -- it is a very large species pelican (only the Dalmatian Pelican is larger). Adult Great White Pelicans have a white plumage. They are found across parts of Africa, Europe, and Asia.
Great White Pelicans are also known as Eastern White Pelicans, Rosy Pelicans, or simply White Pelicans (not to be confused with the American White Pelican). Great White Pelicans dine on fish almost exclusively. They feed by scooping their massive beaks into the water and then letting the water sieve out as they raise their beak and pouch. The fish that remain in the pouch are then consumed.
Great White Pelicans have a very large range. As of July 2014 their conservation status is Least Concern.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 21 July 2014|
|Scientific Name||Pelecanus onocrotalus|
(as of 25 March 2017)
55 to 71 inches
89 to 142 inches
190 to 529 ounces