Wednesday, February 20, 2013

We're working on Pelicans

A record breaker
Pelecanus conspicillatus by smithspix.
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Photo November 10, 2008 by smithspix © all rights reserved

The Australian Pelican is medium sized by pelican standards but has the largest bill in the avian world... During the courtship period, the bill and pouch change colour dramatically ... the forward half of the pouch becomes bright salmon pink ... This colour change is of short duration, the intensity usually subsiding by the time incubation starts ... Photographed at Cleland Wildlife Park, Adelaide Hills, South Australia

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