Pink-backed Pelican

Photo of Pink-backed Pelican

Built-in Fishing Net The large skin pouch that hangs from the pelican’s bill sweeps up more than a gallon of water, along with a fish or two, at a time.

Latin name: Pelecanus rufescens Where: Jungle Trails Weight: 8.6 to 15.4 lbs Wingspan: Up to 8ft Lifespan: 13 yrs Habitat: Wetlands Diet: Mainly fish; some frogs and insects Range: Central and southern Africa