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Eastern White Pelican

Pelecanus onocrotalus

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RANGE: Asia Africa S.E. Europe

HABITAT: Water often inland lakes and marshes in colonies

SIZE:  5 foot height 9 foot wingspan

DIET:  Fish mainly

NOTES: Also known as Great White Pelican Roseate Pelican European White Pelican & Old World Pelican. Fly in V-formation. Young cared for by both parents. Can group together in a horseshoe formation and dip their bills together to trap fish creating a sort of net of beaks.

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The pictures show the famous pelicans in St. James Park London near Buckingham Palace. King Charles II  (reigned 1660-1685) constructed a waterway here and introduced pelicans and other waterfowl.

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