The pelican is an awkward looking bird with an incredibly long bill and a pouch. Take this quiz to find our more about that curious pouch and how it's used.
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What is the most distinctive feature of the pelican?
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How many species of pelicans are there?
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How much can a large pelican weigh?
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On which continent do pelicans not live?
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Why is the brown pelican unusual?
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How do most other pelicans hunt fish?
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What distinguishes pelicans from other species of bird?
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What is another distinctive feature?
Question 9 of 20
What is the hook at the end of the upper mandible (jaw) used for?
Question 10 of 20
After scooping up fish, what does the pelican have to do before eating?
Question 11 of 20
What does a pelican do with a particularly large fish?
Question 12 of 20
Which pelican has the largest bill?
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Which has a greater capacity, the pouch or stomach?
Question 14 of 20
What is the capacity of the pouch?
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Do pelicans eat anything besides fish?
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What caused some species of pelicans in the U.S. to dwindle?
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How does a pelican become a victim of piracy?
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What do pelicans do during courtship?
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Where does the pelican store excess food?
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