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Order Pelecaniformes


The Pelecaniformes are the pelicans and their relatives. There are over 50 species in this order. They have a worldwide distribution, primarily in coastal and marine zones. They feed primarily on fish and squid, but may also feed on invertebrates, amphibians and reptikes. Some species are migratory while others are mostly sedentary. They possess totipalmate feet (all 4 toes point forwards and are joined by a web).


Author: Robert Davis
Last updated: 21/11/05

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