While floating on the water’s surface, the pink-backed pelican (Pelecanus rufescens) spots a fish swimming below. It thrusts its head under water, scoops up the fish, drains the water from its pouch, and throws back its head to swallow its dinner.
- Where to see them: Central and southern Africa
- Weight: 8.6 to 15.4 lbs
- Wingspan: Up to 8ft
- Habitat: Wetlands
- Diet: Mainly fish; some frogs and insects