Q:

What is a group of pelicans called?

A:

A group of pelicans is called a pod. When pelicans are in groups for breeding, they are in colonies and generally come together on islands.

There are more than six different species of pelicans, but all of them carry one distinctive trait. All pelicans have a throat pouch and this trait is usually how people identify these birds. The pouches help them catch fish for the most part, but different species have different uses for the pouches. Pelicans can swim, and tend to go out in groups to catch fish. Some pelicans species dive onto their prey while others scoop up their prey into their throat pouch.


Is this answer helpful?

Similar Questions

  • Q:

    What eats pelicans?

    A:

    The coyote eats pelicans, as do cats and humans. Smaller mammals and birds, such as skunks, sea gulls and wild cats hunt for juvenile pelicans. Humans are also predators of the pelican, hunting them for their feathers and eating the meat.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is a group of ducks called?

    A:

    A group of ducks can be called a flock, brace, raft, team or paddling. A group of ducks is referred to as a flock while they are in flight. They are more often referred to as a raft, team or paddling while the group is on water.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is a group of doves called?

    A:

    According to the United States Geological Survey, a group of doves is known as a dule, and a group of turtle doves is also known as a pitying. These collective nouns specifically describe groups of doves or turtle doves, though other words are suitable for describing three or more doves, including the words "group" or "flock."

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is a group of birds called?

    A:

    There are many different names for bird groups, and what they are called depends on the species. A group of hens is called a brood, while a group of penguins is a colony. A group of geese is called a gaggle, and a group of quail is called a bevy.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore