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Pelecanus conspicillatus

Australian Pelican at Molonglo River Park

Pelecanus conspicillatus at Molonglo River Park - 27 Sep 2020
Pelecanus conspicillatus at Molonglo River Park - 27 Sep 2020
Pelecanus conspicillatus at Molonglo River Park - 27 Sep 2020
Pelecanus conspicillatus at Molonglo River Park - 27 Sep 2020
Pelecanus conspicillatus at Molonglo River Park - 27 Sep 2020
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Pelecanus conspicillatus 9 Oct 2020 michaelb
Pelecanus conspicillatus 8 Oct 2020 BIrdsinCanberra

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There was an Australian pelican in the Molonglo River near the weir behind the equestrian centre. It was downstream from me but while I was photographing it the bird left the rock in the middle of the river to start swimming towards me. It did not swim rapidly towards me, it was in a more measured way. As it got closer to where I was it curved slightly out from my bank, but then turned slowly across from where I was before slowly swimming past me.

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  • Non-Invasive

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