Fans of the Big Beaked Birds

Recent Work

  • Pelicans by mbutwell
  • Unfriendly Pelicans by Mark Whittle
  • See! I can balance on one leg by Ian Berry
  • Preening Time - Lake Macquarie, NSW, Australia by Carole Elliott
  • Pelican Lift-Off by Phyllis Beiser
  • Bryce Canyon look by loiteke
  • Pelican Itch by Cynthia48
  • Heading home into the sunset - best viewed large by Ian Berry
  • ...don't make me angry !!..... by John44
  • Pelicans at Evans Head by Julie Sherlock
  • Pelican landing part deux by KSKphotography
  • Three Pelicans diving for the same fish by KSKphotography

About This Group

This group is dedicated to the beautiful and unusual Pelicans of the world. So many people love them and they love to strike a pose, we thought it was about time they had a group all to themselves.

Scientifically in the Class of Aves, Pelicans are a very distinct group of birds with all 8 species belonging to a single genus. Distant relatives of the Black-Faced Cormorant and Frigate Birds, migrating Pelicans can stay aloft for periods as long as 24 hours. The Great White Pelican is the longest of the Pelican subspecies reaching 70 inches in length with a spectacular wingspan reaching over 120 inches. The Australian Pelican’s claim to fame is that it has the longest beak of any bird in the world.

Any and all pieces where Pelicans are the primary focus or an integral part of the piece are welcome. We welcome paintings, photos, writing, clothing and please add any exciting pelican facts in the forum. If there is anything we have forgotten – please submit it and we will let you know!

See the group rules and join this group here

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