Pelican Bill can Hold More than his belly

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Pelican Bill can Hold More than his belly

  • Pair of Pelicans
  • earliestpelican fossil in record is a 30-million-year-old skull that was found in the Oligocene deposits of France.
  • there are 8  living species and you can find some combination of them dwelling on every continent except Antarctica.
  • The large, fibrous skin pouch that dangles from a pelican’s bill is called the gular pouch
  • pelicans use their gular pouches as a means of capturing food
  • pelicans specialize in eating fish, they also prey on crustaceans, amphibians, turtles, and—yes—other birds. If it can fit down their throats
  • brown pelican is a keen-eyed predator that can spot a fish swimming under the ocean’s surface even while flying 60 ft above. Its bigger cousin, the Peruvian pelican, also has great vision. Once a target has been spotted from above, the pelicans plunge into the sea bill-first at high speeds—and often from a height of several stories. When they collide with the prey, the impact force usually stuns the victim and it’s then scooped up in the gular pouch

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