Today’s new species breeds in Australia with a winter range that extends to nearby islands, including New Guinea, Fiji, and Indonesia: the Australian Pelican. The Australian Pelican has a white body plumage, mostly black wings, and an enormous beak. At up to nearly... Read more »
About the Australian Pelican
Also known as: Australasian Pelican
Australian Pelicans can be recognized by their white body plumage, black wings, and enormously long pink bill. They feed on fish, shrimp, and other aquatic prey items. They forage by plunging into the water while swimming on the surface, often in cooperative hunting groups.
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