Australian Pelican
Adult with Juvenile
Ellura
Australian Pelican
Above wing
 
                      
Australian Pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Pelicans (Pelecaniformes)
Family: Pelican (Pelecanidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Australian Pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus)
This Photo:     🔍Underwing🔎

Thank you Kai Squires for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Riverland and elsewhere
Huge beak to swallow fish whole. White, yellow eye-ring, blue legs & feet, black wings. Big water bird.
Woo Hoo we saw one fly over Ellura yesterday! You could have knocked us over with a feather

Copyright © 2011-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 25-Oct-2011
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)