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We hope you all have a lovely half term. If you need help during the holidays Blackburn with Darwen Help Hub telephone line is still available 01254 588111. We will return to school on Monday 1st November 2021.

6 Pelicans

Hello and welcome to Pelican Class. We are year 6 children and our teacher is Mrs.Byrne.

Pelican Facts


  • The Pelican has the largest bill of all birds. It can reach 18 inches in length. Underneath the bill, pelicans have a throat pouch which can hold 3 gallons of water.
  • The pouch is mainly used for feeding, but it can be also used as a cooling device.
  • The Pelican is a giant bird, which has a wingspan of five metres, so that they are able to fly up to a height of 3000 metres.
  • Pelicans are among the heaviest flying birds, but, despite this, their skeleton is 1/10 of their body weight. 
  • Pelicans have no nostrils and they breathe through their beaks