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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

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