order Pelecaniformes


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Noun1.order Pelecaniformes - pelicans; frigate birds; gannets; cormorants
animal order - the order of animals
Aves, class Aves - (ornithology) the class of birds
family Fregatidae, Fregatidae - frigate birds
family Sulidae, Sulidae - gannets and boobies
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It is one of the largest birds in the order Pelecaniformes, with adult males weighing 9.5-12.0 kg.
In contrast to this cryptic pattern of deaths, geographically focused deaths among juvenile American white pelicans (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos Gmelin; order Pelecaniformes, family Pelecanidae) have occurred as a result of WNV transmission at numerous pelican-breeding colonies throughout the northern Great Plains (4).