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 51 weeks 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
Locality Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia (Monotypic species)
Franziska Kolm 15 December 2013 5 weeks ago 5
Australian Pelican and Great Cormorant share a small lake.
Locality South Canberra, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Margaret Leggoe 7 May 2014 21 weeks ago 4.8
2 birds resting.
Locality Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (Monotypic species)
David de la Fuente Coello 15 August 2010 6 weeks ago 4.7
gliding over the river
Locality Old Noarlunga, South Australia, Australia (Monotypic species)
Arthur Grosset 21 September 2013 20 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 31 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