Pelecanidae – Pelicans

Their beak pouch can easily hold up to 3 gallons (11 liters) of water

These birds are often characterized by their beaks, the largest in the avian world, and a pouch below their beak.

Pelicans are very social and live together in groups all year long, moving and flying above water bodies in big groups called “pods.” They are active during the day but may hunt at night when there is a full moon. They sleep on land, either standing on both feet or lying on their chests and bellies with their heads on their shoulders and their beaks turned to the side.