Juvenile Australian pelicans are primarily brown in color. The plumage on the head can vary from white to brown. The bill and the gular pouch are a light pink in color. Unlike non-breeding adult Australian pelicans the feet and legs are brownish grey in color instead of blueish grey
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What habitats does Pelecanus conspicillatus live in?
Australian pelicans live very close to water in coastal inlets, shorelines, lakes, swamps and rivers of the interior. They will reside in almost any area that supports a large abundance of fish, but their major habitat is the marine intertidal zone including sandy shoreline, sandbars and spits.
What is the distribution of Pelecanus conspicillatus?
The Australian Pelican is found throughout Australia, Papua New Guinea and western Indonesia, with occasional reports in New Zealand and various western Pacific islands
How big does Pelecanus conspicillatus grow?
1.6 - 1.8 m long with a 2.3 - 2.5 m wingspan and the bill is 40 cm - 50 cm long and is larger in males than females
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