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Pelecanus conspicillatus

1 Australian Pelican at Horseshoe Lagoon and West Albury Wetlands

Pelecanus conspicillatus at Horseshoe Lagoon and West Albury Wetlands - 5 May 2019
Pelecanus conspicillatus at Horseshoe Lagoon and West Albury Wetlands - 5 May 2019
Pelecanus conspicillatus at Horseshoe Lagoon and West Albury Wetlands - 5 May 2019
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Identification history

Pelecanus conspicillatus 11 Apr 2021 ChrisAllen
Pelecanus conspicillatus 11 Apr 2021 Kyliegw

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Author's notes

HIstorical. This is the one and only time in over 20 years of bird watching that I have seen a mating display in Australian Pelicans. They flew in some metres apart (I was behind thick reeds), then headed towards each other mimicking head and wing movements. Once face to face, then pointed their beaks one way then the next with their wings up, until a third bird came in and they hunted it out.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 15 Abundance
  • 5 May 2019 10:09 AM Recorded on
  • Kyliegw Recorded by

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