Pelicans in flight, near Bandon, Oregon, USA (@ Cindy Kassab/Corbis)
- Why swim when you can fly?""Some birds can do both
- In medieval Europe, these creatures took on near mythical powers.""Who was championed as “a loving divine pelican” by an Italian philosopher?
- During “plunge attacks” for food, these birds are capable of swallowing 10 litres of water.""They\re a mouthy bunch
- Biologists have been forced to rethink who the pelican\s closest relative might be.""What was their unpleasant conclusion?