|To:||Philip Veerman <>|
|Subject:||Pelicans perching on poles|
|From:||Falk Wicker <>|
|Date:||Mon, 21 Jan 2019 15:43:54 +1100|
I agree with what most people have said, i.e. safe roost, easier starting point when taking off.
It is in fact so safe that a) there's only space for one bird per street light, b) access for land-living predators is incredibly hard (if not impossible) and c) the vision of the surrounding area is usually excellent. While it is not essential for an Australian Pelican to be perched up that high it is certainly something the birds feel very comfortable with it seems.
I would expect that America's Brown Pelicans use these perches for locating food or feeding flocks of seabirds as well, given they need to get up into the air to feed through plunge diving.
On Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 10:44 AM Philip Veerman <> wrote:
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