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Flight of the Pelican | by Mandava Harsha Vardhan
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Flight of the Pelican

A wonderful bird is the pelican,

His bill will hold more than his belican.

He can take in his beak

Food enough for a week,

But I’m damned if I see how the helican.

(by Dixon Lanier Merritt)

 

A Grey Pelican just taking flight in Kolleru lake near Atapaka, Andhra Pradesh. Thousands of birds visit this sanctuary every year during winter season.

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Taken on February 7, 2012