With a tall body, pelicans have a wide wing span of 3m, flying up to 3,000m above the ocean current.
Having appeared in a number of myths of Christianity, with a prominent long beak, pelican is one of the familiar images on the sea. But not everyone knows the interesting facts about this unique bird.
There are 8 pelicans in the world. Except for Antarctica, they are present in most continents, from southern Tasmania stretching to eastern Canada. Most pelicans are used to living in the tropics, around the coast and in the rivers and lakes.
Pelican can eat everything, be it fish, shrimp tadpoles or even turtles! When the pelicans are hungry to death, they can drown and swallow a poor seagull! The bird will use its large throat bag to scoop up water, then filter the water for prey.
Normally, birds often have trouble catching prey at night. Pelican again. They clearly felt the underwater creatures thanks to their multi-purpose beak. They often gather to catch prey together.
Bo Nong uses the water to propel the shrimp to the shore, then use the mine to scoop up. Just cleverly flicking the lower jaw, they can attach tightly to all prey. Many times, catching big fish, this animal also played to throw bait on it very high, grab it and swallow it well.
It is one of the largest birds, but the true weight of pelicans is shocking! Pelican skeleton only accounts for 1/10 of its total body weight - usually 14kg.
Air bags in the bones give pelicans incredible health recovery. While the air sac is below the throat, the skin under the chest and under the wings helps the animal's digestive system work very effectively.
In addition to helping to reduce body weight and help float on the water, air bags also increase the flight force by stretching and stroking continuously the feathers across the belly. Thus, pelicans dive into the water to catch fish more easily than other birds.
When the pelicans flirted, they opened and closed the mine in a row to make their throats purr. They scooped up the mines, and dried the bait on it.
Another nice thing about this bird is that both the beak and its bags can change color.
For example, Australian pelicans can change the air bag to fresh pink, throat color to light yellow, the rest of the mine turns green.
Different pelicans change their colors separately. But all are very lively and beautiful. Both pelicans can hatch eggs (usually 1-3) by standing completely by the foot membrane.
There are many interesting things to say about birds with huge beaks. But in the context of a small article, perhaps this has partly satisfied the readers' curiosity.
Fortunately, pelicans are not rare creatures, so, just if you go to the sea, it is not difficult to enjoy watching the pelicans spread wings.