Great White Pelican

great-white-pelican

Identification:

A very large, white pelican with black flight feathers contrasting with white covertsin flight.

Habitat:

They are found in freshwater lakes, deltas, marshes and swamps.

Behaviour:

Often forages in flocks, working cooperatively to encircle prey.

Diet:

Pelicans feed on fish by dipping their heads into the waer and scooping up the fish. They will sometimes gather in a group to round up the fish.

Breeding:

They normally ground nest in colonies, 2 eggs are normally laid.

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