Pelican with Glass Pieces

$39.00

Pelican with Glass Pieces

length-12.5 in. width-5 in. height

Sand-like texture for the pelican’s body.

Stained glass look for the pelican’s wings.

Orange and yellow beak.

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Description

Pelican with Glass Pieces

This pelican’s body is tan with a sand-like texture. The wings are made if small pieces of glass making it look like stained glass. The beak is more orange toward the face changing into yellow as is comes out.

There are more than half a dozen species of pelicans, but all of them have the famous throat pouch for which the birds are best known. These large birds use their elastic pouches to catch fish. Different species use it in different ways.

Many pelicans fish by swimming in groups. They may form a line or a “U” shape and drive fish into shallow water by beating their wings on the surface. When fish are in the shallow water, the pelicans scoop them up. The brown pelican, on the other hand, dives on fish from above and snares them in its bill. Pelicans do not store fish in their pouch. They use it to catch fish and then tip it back to drain out water and swallow the fish immediately. The American white pelican can hold up to 3 gallons of water in its bill. Young pelicans feed by sticking their bills into their parents’ throats to retrieve food.

Pelicans are found on many of the world’s coastlines. They are also found along lakes and rivers. They are social birds and typically travel in flocks, often strung out in a line.

In North America, the brown pelican is endangered, but populations are recovering. The sea birds were devastated by chemical pesticides, which damaged the eggs of pelicans and many other species.

The average lifespan os a wild pelican is 10 to 25 years or more. They often weigh about 30 pounds and their wingspan is about 10 feet!

Additional information

Weight 2.5 lbs
Dimensions 12.5 x 5 x 6 in