I think 'toddler' is most appropriate, and not only for the reason you gave.
The Kunwinjku name for pelican is 'Makacoru', Maka meaning
Denise L Goodfellow
on 11/11/10 9:24 AM, Stephen Ambrose at wrote:
> I noticed that someone on the internet has referred to them as "toddlers". I
> don't know if it was meant to be a tongue-in-cheek name, but it does seem
> appropriate considering the way that fledgling pelicans waddle on land.
> Stephen Ambrose
> Ryde NSW
> -----Original Message-----
> On Behalf Of Carl Clifford
> Sent: Thursday, 11 November 2010 10:01 AM
> To: Trevor Hampel
> Cc: Birding-Aus
> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] RFI What is a baby pelican called?
> I think you will find that the only name you could call is a chick.
> Looks like no one got around to giving names to young pelicans.
> Carl Clifford
> On 10/11/2010, at 10:09 PM, Trevor Hampel wrote:
> Hi there birders,
> I hope someone can help me with this.
> This morning I was the guest speaker on Australian Birds at our local
> Ladies Probus Club.
> One of the ladies asked me "What is a baby pelican called?"
> I had to admit that I didn't know if there was a special name, other
> than chick or nestling. A search of the internet has not thrown any
> light on this either, except I found two references to "toddlers" on
> less than authoritative sites.
> Any ideas?
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