Discussion in 'Post Your Photos' started by porkphoto, Feb 12, 2018.
This was taken at San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary, Irvine California.
It is a colourful looking bird compared to the pelicans we get down in Tasmania.
The ones down here are a lighter grey in the body and a pale pink on the bill and bill pouch
It could be the season, it was at or near the mating season here when this picture was taken.
I think the Pelicans down here are a different subspecies.
They do not turn a brilliant color during their mating season? Hmmm.
Attached is a photo of the ones that are down here in Tasmania
Thanks for posting the pics...that's very interesting, they look like our White Pelicans. Here's what they look like.
I have done a bit of research on the internet and there is 7 species world wide. The ones down here are called the Australian Pelican (Peleconus Conspicillatus)
Separate names with a comma.