FEATHERY FRIDAY # 65

FEATHERY FRIDAY #65

We’re going to Southwest Asia today to meet one nifty bird with one big beak! Grab your backpack and sunscreen and let’s head out on today’s adventure!

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MEET THE DALMATIAN PELICAN!

dalmation pelican   Range/Habitat: Southeast Europe-South Asia/ coasts, wetlands, oceans

   Diet: Carnivore: fish

   Length/Weight: 5 ¼- 6ft/ 22 -29 lb

  Conservation Status: common

 

 

Fun Facts:

  • Dalmatian Pelicans are the largest pelican in Europe.
  • They have large broad wings.
  • Dalmatian pelicans eat about 2 ½ lbs of fish a day.
  • Dalmatian pelicans have large orange-red pouches.
  • They are known to hunt in groups. They force schools of fish into shallow waters so they are easier to catch.

Pelicans are one of our favorite birds! Those giant pouches are not only functional but make them look quite comical! They just make us smile! How about you?

dalmation pelican2   dalmation pelican3

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  1. I like them too! But the birds that hang out with the cows are my favorite because they are making friends!

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