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Facts about the Pelican
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Facts are statements which are held to be true and often contrasted with opinions and beliefs. Our unusual and interesting facts about the Pelican, trivia and information, including some useful statistics about animals will fascinate everyone from kids and children to adults. Interesting Facts about the Pelican
are as follows:

  • Fact 1 - Definition: The Pelican is a large long-winged warm-water, web-footed seabird having a large bill with a distensible pouch for fish found in areas near the equator.
  • Fact 2 - Their enormous bill to the lower edge of which is attached a pouch in which captured fishes are temporarily stored.
  • Fact 3 - The American white pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) and the brown species (P. fuscus)
    are abundant on the Florida coast in winter, but breed about the lakes in the Rocky Mountains
  • Fact 4 - There are 8 pelican species - Brown Pelican, Peruvian Pelican, American White Pelican, Great White Pelican, Dalmatian Pelican, Spot-billed Pelican, Pink-backed Pelican, Spot-billed Pelican and Australian Pelican
  • Fact 5 - There are 8 species of pelicans
  • Fact 6 - The Australian Pelican is the largest pelican in the world
  • Fact 7 - The pelican's tail is short and square with 20 to 24 feathers
  • Fact 8 - Pelicans stats and facts
    • Weight: 13 kg
    • Length: 5.8 ft
    • Wingspan: 10 ft
    • Habitat: Coastlines, lakes and rivers
    • Lifespan: 10-25 years
    • Diet: the Pelican are carnivores
  • Fact 9 - Male pelicans are slightly larger than females
  • Fact 10 - The pelican can hold up to 3 gallons (11 ltrs) of water in its bill

  • Fact 11 - Both the male and female pelicans take turns to incubate the eggs
  • Fact 12 - The collective name for a group is a Pod
  • Fact 13 - Males are called cocks
  • Fact 14 - Females are called hens
  • Fact 15 - The names given to babies are chicks

Facts about the Pelican - Scientific Names / Classification
Scientific Names / Classification of Pelicans - The scientists who study animals (zoology) are called zoologists. Each animal that is studied is classified, that is, split into descriptive groups starting with main groups (vertebrates and invertebrates) the Families of animals are also included and the families are then split into species. These various scientific facts about the Pelican are as follows:

  • Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
    Class: Aves
    Order: Pelecaniformes
    Family: Pelecanidae
    Genus: Pelecanus

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