What is unique about Pelicans is the pouch in their large beak that can get bigger and bigger. This beak is useful when eating fish. The long tapered beak can reach 30 cm. The upper beak has a curved tip.
Pelicans are a type of water bird with black and white feathers, which are part of the Pelecanidae bird family. In addition to having a long beak, this bird with the Latin name Pelecanus conspicillatuas also has a beak with a pouch, and that is its trademark. When entering winter, migratory birds that weigh between 4-13 kilograms will fly to the northern hemisphere to find food.
Pelicans can be found almost all over the world, except Antarctica. Pelicans live in groups, including when nesting and flying. Usually pelicans fly in long lines or V formations.
The female pelican lays 2-4 eggs. The color of the eggs is bluish white. Uniquely, these eggs are incubated alternately by female and male pelicans. After one month, the eggs will hatch. Pelican chicks are not fed by their mother. Then how? Mother pelicans will open their mouths wide, so that their young can take food directly from the mother’s mouth.
The most visible part of Pelikan’s body is that of the marsupial lower half. This beak is indeed designed to capture and scoop pelicans food that approaches it.
The specialty of pelicans is the part of pelicans that holds the record for being the largest beak in the bird world. Because it has a beak with a length of up to 50 cm.