Pelican

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Pelican
A Great White Pelican
flying in Walvis Bay, Namibia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Pelecanidae
Rafinesque, 1815
Genus: Pelecanus
Linnaeus, 1758

Pelicans are a kind of water bird. They form the genus Pelecanus of the family Pelecanidae. There are several species of pelican.

Taxonomy[change | change source]

  • Family Pelecanidae
    • Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus)
    • Pink-backed Pelican (Pelecanus rufescens)
    • Spot-billed Pelican (Pelecanus philippensis)
    • Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus)
    • Australian Pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus)
    • American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)
    • Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis)
    • Peruvian Pelican (Pelecanus thagus)

Gallery[change | change source]

Pelikane im Zoo Hannover