The pelican has been around for at least 40 million years. While some pelicans hunt alone, others cooperate to form hunting groups, a trait usually associated with larger brained mammals. These hunting birds form a line, then begin beating their wings and driving the fish into shallow water. Their massive beak acts as a net, first scooping up fish, then letting the water drain out so the pelican, with a quick toss of the head, can flip the prey into his throat and swallow it whole. The pelicans in this jigsaw puzzle were scene in California.
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