Unusual Pelican behaviour (trivial)

To: John Leonard <>
Subject: Unusual Pelican behaviour (trivial)
From: Peter Milburn <>
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2000 17:19:59 +1100

Lake Burley Griffin Pelicans are kleptoparasitic at barbeques at a number
of sites around the shoreline, on a regular basis.  Many show a strong
dietary preference for steaks and lamb fillets over beefburgers and
sausages.  Perhaps it was one of these individuals looking for an
opportunity to forage elegantly at the Red Hill Restaurant.  By the way,
what was the fish of the day?

[this was not an advertisment since I have no connection with any
establishment which may or may not be attractive to Pelicans in South

Dr.P.J. Milburn
Biomolecular Resource Facility
The Australian National University
GPO Box 334 Canberra ACT 0200  AUSTRALIA
Phone No.  <61> <2> 6249 4326
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