Latin Name: Pelecanus onocrotalus
What they look like: A large bird with the famous pelican beak. This huge beak is characterised by the skin underneath that allows the pelican to hold large volumes of water. It has a large wing span and white features.
- They use their large bills to scoop up fish.
- Often fish in groups, stretched out in a line to surround a shoal of fish.
- They do not store or carry food in the pouch.
- These pelicans turn pink in spring! This is due to a change in diet and being ready to breed.
What they eat: Fish
Habitat: Lakes and marshes, river mouths and along coast line
Where they live: South East Europe, Africa and Asia
Threats: People are a threat when they disturb pelicans and destroy their habitat.