ETYM French pélican, Latin pelicanus, pelecanus.
Large long-winged warm-water seabird having a large bill with a distensible pouch for fish.
Any of a family (Pelecanidae) of large, heavy water birds remarkable for the pouch beneath the bill which is used as a fishing net and temporary store for catches of fish. Some species grow up to 1.8 m/6 ft and have wingspans of 3 m/10 ft.
They include the American brown pelican Pelicanus occidentalis, which is marine, and dives for its food; the pinkish common pelican P. onocrotalus of Europe, Asia, and Africa; and the Australian black-backed pelican P. conspicillatus. The last two do not dive for food but dip their bills into the water while swimming.
Ptica plivačica, nesit, pelikan.
Nesit, gem, najveća ptica plovuša koja ima između grana donjeg dela kljuna kožnu kesu za rezervnu hranu.