Great White Pelican

About the Great White Pelican
Also known as: Rosy Pelican, Eastern White Pelican, European White Pelican, White Pelican

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.

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