While floating on the water’s surface, the pelican spots a fish swimming below. It thrusts its head under water, scoops up the fish, drains the water from its pouch, and throws back its head to swallow its dinner.
Where to see them: Jungle Trails
Weight: 8.6 to 15.4 lbs
Wingspan: Up to 8ft
Diet: Mainly fish; some frogs and insects
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.