Bird stories, Australian Pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus)

It is said that when they make their nests in the dry deserts, they carry the water to their young in the vast pouches, and that the beasts of prey come there to quench their thirst, sparing the young.


Ingersoll, Ernest, 1852-1946. Birds in legend, fable and folklore. New York, London Longmans, Green and co., 1923

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