Bega River Pelicans

Yukondick

Whitehorse, Canada

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These were caught on the Bega River South of Sydney in NSW

The Australian Pelican is found all around Australia and is the biggest of the 8 species of Pelicans found worldwide. Pelicans as a whole are big birds with a very large wingspan, large beaks and are very well known One of the reason such a big bird can fly is that its skeleton is very light (10% of their weight). Australian Pelicans are white in colour with black wingtips and black markings on their tail. Behind their head and part way down their neck there is a “streak” of gray Their bill and very large bill pouch are pink and is the longest beak/bill of any, of all the types of Pelicans in the world , whilst their legs and feet are blue-gray in colour. They are so buoyant they cannot sink under water, though unlike most water birds they do not have a lot of water proof oil on their feathers etc so they can get wet and cold .

1/640 @ f1 ISO100 FujiS5Pro Nikon 70-200 @ 145 mm

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