Pelicans perching on poles

Subject: Pelicans perching on poles
From: Geoff Ryan <>
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2019 06:58:30 +1100
One of the major problems of being a pelican is taking off from land or water - this requires much energy and exposes the pelican to dangers. Taking off from a lamp post is as simple as a step into free air. Pelicans, like many vultures and albatross, are like gliders and need assistance to launch. 
Geoff Ryan
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