Pelecanus conspicillatus Temminck, 1824

Australian Pelican

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The Australian Pelican is medium-sized by pelican standards: 1.6 to 1.88 m (5.2 to 6.2 ft) long with a wingspan of 2.3 to 2.6 m (7.5 to 8.5 ft). Weight can range from 4 to 13 kg (8.8 to 29 lb), although most of these pelicans weigh between 4.54 and 7.7 kg (10.0 and 17 lb). It is predominantly white with black along the primaries of the wings. ... source: Wikipedia

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