Australian Pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus) - HBW 1, p. 310
French: Pélican à lunettes
Spanish: Pelícano Australiano
Other common names: Spectacled Pelican
Taxonomy: Pelecanus conspicillatus Temminck, 1824, New South Wales.
Distribution: Most of Australia and also Tasmania. Regular non breeding visitor to New Guinea.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 34 videos
Two birds foraging in shallow water - head sideways under water with the beak open Locality Jerrabomberra Wetlands, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Stephen Wallace 31 January 2012 2 years ago 1 min 8 sec 4.8
A group of birds preening on a sand bar. Several start walking away from the river as the tide rises. Locality Letitia Sandspit, Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia (Monotypic species)
Nick Talbot 8 July 2013 1 year ago 42 sec 4.5
Adult preening. Locality Lake Tabourie, New South Wales, Australia
Stephen Wallace 30 April 2011 3 years ago 30 sec 4.5
A bird in the water, preening Locality Taman Burung, Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Jakarta, Java (Indonesia) (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 26 July 2007 6 years ago 32 sec 4.5
Three birds searching for food in the sea at low tide. Locality Newhaven, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia (Monotypic species)
Nick Talbot 23 January 2013 1 year ago 12 sec 4.2
A bird feeding in very shallow water Locality Cairns Esplenade, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Robert Schaefer 25 September 2010 3 years ago 48 sec 4
PhotosSee all 99 photos
Australian Pelican and Great Cormorant share a small lake.
Locality South Canberra, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Margaret Leggoe 7 May 2014 28 weeks ago 4.8
Locality Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia (Monotypic species)
Franziska Kolm 15 December 2013 12 weeks ago 4.7
2 birds resting.
Locality Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (Monotypic species)
David de la Fuente Coello 15 August 2010 13 weeks ago 4.7
gliding over the river
Locality Old Noarlunga, South Australia, Australia (Monotypic species)
Arthur Grosset 21 September 2013 27 weeks ago 4.7
Pelican in flight - or gliding to be more accurate.
Locality Jerrabomberra Wetlands, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Margaret Leggoe 17 December 2013 38 weeks ago 4.4
Sitting on a lamp pole
Locality Long Reef, New South Wales, Australia
Bob Thompson 15 August 2007 5 years ago 4.4