Pelican

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There area unit over 0.5 a dozen species of pelicans, however all of them have the celebrated throat pouch that the birds area unit best famous. These massive birds use their elastic pouches to catch fish—though completely different species use it in numerous ways that
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Many pelicans fish by swimming in cooperative teams. they'll type a line or a "U" form and drive fish into shallow water by beating their wings on the surface. once fish congregate within the shallows, the pelicans merely scoop them up. The brown pelecaniform seabird, on the opposite hand, dives on fish (usually a sort of herring known as menhaden) from higher than and snares them in its bill. Pelicans don't store fish in their pouch, however merely use it to catch them then tip it back to empty out water and swallow the fish forthwith. The yank Pelecanus erythrorhynchos will hold some three gallons (11 1/2 liters) of water in its bill. Young pelicans feed by projecting their bills into their parents' throats to retrieve food
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Pelicans area unit found on several of the world's coastlines and additionally on lakes and rivers. they're social birds and generally travel in flocks, typically arrange get into a line. They additionally breed in teams known as colonies, which usually gather on islands
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In North America, the brown pelecaniform seabird is vulnerable, however populations area unit ill  to some extent. the ocean birds were ruined by chemical pesticides, like insect powder, that broken the eggs of pelicans and lots of alternative species
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