Pelecanidae


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Noun1.Pelecanidae - pelicansPelecanidae - pelicans        
bird family - a family of warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
order Pelecaniformes, Pelecaniformes - pelicans; frigate birds; gannets; cormorants
pelican - large long-winged warm-water seabird having a large bill with a distensible pouch for fish
genus Pelecanus, Pelecanus - type genus of the Pelecanidae
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Pelicans, cormorants and their relatives Pelecanidae, Sulidae, Phalacrocoracidae, Anhingidae, Fregatidae, Phaethontidae.
nigricollis Brehm, eared grebe I R Podilymbus podiceps (Linnaeus), I C pied-billed grebe Order Procellariiformes (tube-nosed swimmers) Family Hydrobatidae (storm- I R petrels) Oceanodroma castro (Harcourt), I R band-rumped storm-petrel Order Pelecaniformes (totipalmate swimmers) Family Sulidae (boobies and gannets) Morus bassanus (Linnaeus), I R northern gannet Family Pelecanidae (pelicans) Pelecanus erythrorhynchos Gmelin, I R American white pelican P.