Habitat: Freshwater wetlands, lakes, rivers, ponds, swamps, Coast or in Alkaline Lakes
Weight: 12 lbs
Max Lifespan: Up to 30 years
Incubation Period: 30 days
Number of Young: 2-3
Conservation Status: Least Concern
- Pelicans rub the backs of their heads on their preen glands to pick up its oily secretion which they transfer to their plumage to waterproof it.
- When they catch fish, they must drain their throat pouch above the surface before they can swallow.
- They cool themselves by fluttering air over the moist skin on the inside of their throat pouches.
- They must run over water, beat their big wings, and pound the surface of the water with both feet in unison to get enough speed for takeoff.