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Australian Pelican
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Pelecanus conspicillatus by smithspix.

The Australian Pelican is medium sized by pelican standards but has the largest bill in the avian world... During the courtship period, the bill and pouch change colour dramatically ... the forward half of the pouch becomes bright salmon pink ... This colour change is of short duration, the intensity usually subsiding by the time incubation starts ... Photographed at Cleland Wildlife Park, Adelaide Hills, South Australia 

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Pelecanus conspicillatus Scientific name
Pelicaniformes Order
Pelecanidae Family
152–188 cm. (Wingspan 230 to 260 cm) Length
Coastal waters, lagoons, estuaries, lakes. Range:- Austrailia:- New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania,  Victoria, Western Austrailia, Ashmore Reef and Cartier Island, Christmas Island Rare/Accidental, Kangaroo Island, Norfolk Island Rare/Accidental, East Timor, :- Ambon, Aru Islands, Bali Rare/Accidental, Florčs, Greater Sundas, Halmahera, Irian Jaya, Java, Kai islands, Lesser Sunda, Lombok, Maluka, Mollucas, Nusa Tenggara Timur Province, Seram, Sulawesi, Sumatra Rare/Accidental, Sumba, Sumbawa, Tanimbar Islands, West Timor, Wetar, Island of New Guinea, Island of Timor, Melanesia:- Bougainville Rare/Accidental, Central Province Rare/Accidental, Fiji Rare/Accidental, Makira-Ulawa Province Rare/Accidental, Malaita Province Rare/Accidental, New Caledonia Rare/Accidental, Papua New Guinea, New Britain, New Ireland, Bismark Rare/Accidental, D'Entrecasteaux Amphlett Group, D'Entrecasteaux Archipelago, Goodenough, Wamea, Louisiades, Milne Bay Islands, Trobriand Islands, Kiriwina, Rennell and Bellona Province Rare/Accidental, Solomon Islands Rare/Accidental, Solomons archipelago, Guadalcanal Province Rare/Accidental,  Vanuatu Rare/Accidental, Melanesia Western Province Rare/Accidental , Micronesia:- Palau Rare/Accidental, New Guinea, New Zealand Rare/Accidental, Habitat
 1(2)4 White eggs, incubation 32 to 35  days, fledging  3 months. Clutch
Fish. birds including gulls, ducks, eggs & chicks, reptiles, amphibians, insects, crustaceans. Food  
3793 - TSN: 174691 - Sub-species World Number
Least concern Status

If you have sound recording of the Pelecanidae please send it to xeno-canto. 

AKA:- Czech: Pelikán australský
Danish: Australsk Pelikan
German: Brillenpelikan
English: Australasian Pelican, Australian Pelican, Spectacled Pelican
Spanish: Pelícano Australiano, Pelícano de Anteojos, Pelíkano Australiano
Estonian: austraalia pelikan
Finnish: Australianpelikaani
French: Pélican ŕ lunettes
n: Undan kacamata
Italian: Pellicano australiano
Japanese: koshiguroperikan
Japanese: コシグロペリカン
Latin: Pelecanus conspicillatus
Dutch: Australische Pelikaan, Brilpelikaan
Norwegian: Australpelikan
Polish: pelikan australijski
Russian: Австралийский пеликан, Очковый Пеликан
Slovak: Pelikán okuliarnatý
Swedish: Australisk pelikan
Chinese: 澳洲鹈鹕


Pelecanus conspicillatus
Pelecanus conspicillatus conspicillatus
Pelecanus conspicillatus novaezealandiae

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