Pelicans are large water birds that have a large pouch hanging down from the lower jaw. They belong to the order Pelicaniformes, family Pelecanidae, and genus Pelecanus. The members of this genus are listed below. Those with available photos are highlighted in red.
Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis
Peruvian Pelican, Pelecanus thagus
American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
Great White Pelican, Eastern White Pelican or White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus (Europe, Asia, Africa).
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus
Pink-backed Pelican Pelecanus rufescens
Spot-billed Pelican or Grey Pelican Pelecanus philippensis
Australian Pelican Pelecanus conspicillatus
Peruvian Pelican 4087 192Pelicans Great White 9006 192