Pelicans are a genus of large water birds 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. Wikipedia
Scientific name: Pelecanus
Wingspan: 6 – 12 ft. (Adult)
Lifespan: 15 – 25 years (In the wild)
Mass: 6.1 – 33 lbs (Adult)
Phylum: Chordata
Did you know: Underneath the bill, pelicans have throat pouch that can hold 3 gallons of water

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