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There are seven species of pelicans in the world, all of which are similar in shape and, with one exception, are primarily white in colour. Males are larger than females. The most characteristic feature of pelicans is the elongated bill with its massive throat pouch. The Australian Pelican’s bill is 40 cm – 50 cm long and is larger in males than females. Pelicans have large wings and a wingspan of 2.3 m – 2.5 m.
Pelicans have an extremely light skeleton, weighing less than 10% of their total body weight.
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pelican, pelecanus conspicillatus, australian, waterbird, estuary, sunset, northern rivers, pond, reflection, byron bay

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  • peaky40
    peaky40about 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture Byron!

  • Many thanks for your kind comment!

    – byronbackyard

  • supergold
    supergoldabout 2 years ago

    beautiful lighting and capture

  • Many thanks for your kind comment!

    – byronbackyard

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 2 years ago

  • RickDavis
    RickDavisabout 2 years ago

    Excellent capture of the beautiful bird.

    Rick

  • Many thanks for your kind comment!

    – byronbackyard

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 2 years ago

    WONDERFUL work

  • Many thanks Larry!

    – byronbackyard

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandabout 2 years ago

    Nicely done Debs..loving the light here.

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  • Many thanks DG, back to grey, rainy & miserable again now!

    – byronbackyard

  • Phillip Weyers
    Phillip Weyersabout 2 years ago

    Yep, beautiful lighting here, nice one Deb.

  • Many thanks Phillip, love that golden light but it’s fairly rare!

    – byronbackyard

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