Pelican: A Bird Book for Kids

Quick Pelican Facts
Pelicans are large aquatic birds that live near the oceans and large inland waterways.
Types of Pelicans: There are eight types of  Pelicans, For types build nests in trees (the Brown, the Spot-billed,  the Pink-backed and the Peruvian pelicans) while the other four build  nests on the ground (the American White, the Great White, the Australian  and the Dalmatian pelicans).
Geographic Range: Pelicans can be found along coastlines and waterways on every continent except Antarctica.
Length: Adult Pelicans are from 4.1–6.0 feet (1.25–1.8 m) in length.
Wings: Pelicans have large wings measuring from 6 to  10 feet (1.8 – 3 m) from wingtip to wingtip. This gives them great  stability in flying and gliding as they search for food. Some pelicans  migrate with the seasons.
Weight: Adult Pelicans can weigh from 6 to 33 lbs ( 2.7 – 15 kg ).
Food: Pelicans mostly eat fish. They may also eat crabs, shrimp, and other small sea or water life.

Enjoy these Pelican videos from YouTube

  • Pelicans : Outback Nomads – Documentary Full Film

    Earthflight – Beautiful flight of Pelicans past Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz (David Tennant)

    Pelican Feeding Frenzy