Body white with black pattern on wings. Bill very long, pink, and with large deflated pouch on lower bill. Body up to 1.8 m long.
Australia's only species of pelican. They occasionally form small flocks and help one another to feed by surrounding fish and herding them together.
Coastal bays and inlets, and inland freshwater wetlands.
Isolated populations across Australia, except Tasmania.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Least Concern