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Birding Diaries – Meet the Australian Pelican from Kangaroo Island

I was at Kangaroo Island in South Australia, looking for endemic birds and our guide finally took us to a lagoon where I saw the Australian pelican, besides some godwits and cormorants.

I was told that the Australian pelican has the largest beaks amongst all birds. There was no one at the lagoon and I found these birds posing for my camera.

Australian pelicans

Australian pelicans

Australian pelican, Kangaroo island

Australian Pelicans at the lagoon in Kangaroo Island

Australian Pelican, Kangaroo Island, South australia

Posing for the camera

Australian Pelican

Look at my beak

Birding is such an addictive hobby and very often you do not feel like leaving a place. And I was literally dragged away from the pelicans. Kangaroo Island has several birds and for a birder like me, its a paradise. The pelicans are also one of the largest birds here.In India, I have seen the spot billed pelican and the great white pelican.

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  1. Arija 3 May, 2014 at 19:20 Reply

    Like the sooty oyster-catcher and spurred lapwing in the first shot too. Not only has the pelican the biggest beak, he also is a really big bird, up to 2 metres in height. He can certainly look down on me.

  2. Tim 3 May, 2014 at 21:33 Reply

    The pelicans are such gorgeous bird. I stayed at Monkey Mia on the west coast just north of Perth a few years back and the pelicans were beautiful to watch and entertaining.

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