Great White and American White Pelicans Pelecanus onocrotalus & Pelecanus erythrorhynchos

Pelicans at the Palace
Great White Pelican
These particular Great White Pelicans live just in front of Buckingham Palace, London.
Great White Pelicans Grandad pelican said to the twins, "Did I tell you of the time I swallowed a pigeon?"
Great White Pelicans "He says he swallowed a pigeon!"
Pelicans"Look it up on the internet, -- it was in all the newspapers. Pelican in St James' Park swallows pigeon alive. Children were shocked. I've looked this ill ever since."
Great White and American Pelicans"How did you swallow it? Did it fit in your beak? We thought you were just a different breed of pelican with your different eyes, face and feet colours."
American Pelican "Eating pigeon can really make you ill" (This is actually an American White Pelican - Pelecanus erythrorhynchos. The protrusions on the bill grow in breeding season.)
Pelicans"But I can still stand on one leg for five minutes." (Left: Great White/Eastern White from Europe/Africa/Asia; right American White.)