Birds

Birds

Great white pelican


SCIENTIFIC NAME:
Pelecanus onocrotalus
PROFILE:

Also known as the Eastern white pelican or the white pelican, the great white pelican is one of the world’s largest flying birds. They may be clumsy on land, but make up for it with their graceful, exquisite flying techniques.

TYPE OF ANIMAL:
Bird
NATIVE TO:
Sedentary populations are found year-round in Africa, south of the Sahara Desert; Migratory populations are found from Eastern Europe to Kazakstan during the breeding season and from northeast Africa through Iraq to north India in the winter
CONSERVATION STATUS:
Currently stable
DIET:
Carnivore (fish)
LIFE EXPECTANCY:
Unknown; Oldest documented live to 51 years
SOCIAL STATUS:
Generally live in large flocks and work together to catch fish
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