have the longest beak of any bird anywhere on Earth – up to 50 centimetres long!
Australian Pelicans have the longest beak of any bird anywhere on Earth – up to 50 centimetres long! © Simon Branigan

Australian Animals

Australian Pelicans

The Australian Pelican is not the largest pelican in the world but it does have the longest beak of any bird anywhere on Earth – up to 50 centimetres long!

Healthy pelicans need healthy fish stocks. Find out how we’re restoring the lost shellfish reefs of southern Australia for more fish and all the creatures that depend on them.

Pelicans seem to capture the hearts (and camera lenses) of so many Australians – they are the most popular subject of any animal in our annual photo contest. Check out these beautiful pelican photos sent in by our supporters.