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Skip to this pages content Advertisement Pelican Pelecanus Amphibians Birds Bugs Fish Invertebrates Mammals Prehistoric Animals Reptiles Map Pelican Range Audio Fast Facts Type: Bird Diet: Carnivore Average life span in the wild: 10 to 25 years or more Size: Body, 5.8 ft (1.8 m); wingspan, 10 ft (3 m) Weight: 3
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Pelicans are a genus of large water bird s that makes up the family Pelecanidae. They are characterised by a long beak and a large throat pouch used for catching prey and draining water from the scooped up contents before swallowing. They have predominantly pale plumage, the exceptions being the brown and Peruvian peli
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