ROSY PELICANS/GREAT WHITE PELICANS(PELECANUS ONOCROTALUS)-

ROSY PELICANS/GREAT WHITE PELICANS(PELECANUS ONOCROTALUS)-

Great white pelicans are huge birds with pure white plumage, a pink facial patch around the eye and pinkish legs. Males are larger than females, and have a long beak that grow in a downwards arc, as opposed to the shorter, straighter beak of the female.

Pelicans are birds with pouches. They push their bills underwater, the lower bill bows out, and creates a large pouch filled with water and fish. The bird lifts its head, the pouch contracts, and forces out the water but retains the fish.

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