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Pelecaniformes
Brown Pelican
A Brown Pelican.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Pelecaniformes

The Pelecaniformes is an order of the Aves class.

Characteristics

Most have a bare throat patch (gular patch), and the nostrils have evolved into dysfunctional slits, forcing them to breathe through their mouths. They feed on fish, squid or similar marine life. Nesting is colonial, but individual birds are monogamous. The young are altricial, hatching from the egg helpless and naked in most. They lack a brood patch.

Families

Needs Information

Source

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