The American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) male develops a fibrous plate on the upper part of their beak during the mating season. Apparently these boys are ready to "Rock & Roll".
|American White Pelican|
Height: 4 feet
Wingspan: 9 feet
Weight: 17 to 19 pounds
This bird had the second largest wingspan of any bird in North American with the exception of the California Condor. This is one BIG bird.
And they are still eating the fish in the Trout Pond.
Mark, darn things will continue to do so also. Meaning eating all the planted trout they can get their beaks around when they are feeding. I think I might have mentioned this before, but, one of our regional lakes here had the same problem. F&G changed the stocking strategy to only planting larger fish that would not be so vulnerable. Seemed to work well!ReplyDelete
With a bill like that they could put a hurtin' on the fish population.ReplyDelete
Wow, these are some huge birds, I never realize they were this big. Thanks for sharing