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Encyclopedia > Pelican (disambiguation)

A pelican is a bird of the family Pelecanidae. Species Pelecanus occidentalis Pelecanus thagus Pelecanus erythrorhynchos Pelecanus onocrotalus Pelecanus crispus Pelecanus rufescens Pelecanus philippensis Pelecanus conspicillatus A pelican is any of several very large water birds with a distinctive pouch under the beak belonging to the bird family Pelecanidae. ...

Pelican may also refer to:


Pelican is a city located in Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area in the U.S. state of Alaska. ... Pelican is a town located in Oneida County, Wisconsin. ...

Ships and aircraft

  • Boeing Pelican, the large-capacity low-altitude transport aircraft currently being studied by the Boeing Phantom Works
  • Pelican, the former name of Sir Francis Drake's ship Golden Hind
  • Pélican, the flagship of Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville on his expedition to the Mississippi
  • Le Pélican a replica of Pélican built in Quebec and moored at Donaldsonville, Louisiana
  • HMS Pelican, Royal Navy ship
  • Pelican (privateer), a ship which sank in 1793
  • DC-77 Pelican, in the fictional Halo universe, a classification of ship in the UNSC fleet. Used to transport infantry, vehicles, and other war supplies in terrestrial environments

Boeing Pelican The Boeing Pelican is a concept Wikipedia:Ground effect plane ... The Golden Hind was an English ship best known for its global circumnavigation between 1577 and 1580, captained by Sir Francis Drake. ... The Pélican sinks following the Battle of Hudsons Bay. ... Pierre Le Moyne dIberville. ... Pélican was a French warship from the late 17th century. ... Pelican was a private man of war commissioned by a Liverpool merchant for offensive operations against French commerce following the outbreak of the French Revolutionary War in February 1793. ... Halo is video game series created by Bungie Studios. ...


  • pelican, ancient A term of respect and admiration rendered to a revered, accomplished, experienced professional aviator, normally one with 5000 hours or more of flying, and noted for unparalleled airmanship. The term "ancient pelican" was notably used in referring to the lead character, Dan Roman, at the closing of The High and the Mighty, Ernest K. Gann's classic story of bravery and resolve. This book was made into a 1954 movie screenplay, with John Wayne playing that lead role. See also the website of The American Society of Ancient Pelicans http://www.valleyflyingclub.com/ancientpelican/]]
  • Pelican Accessories, a company that makes 3rd party video game accessories
  • Pelican (band), a post-metal band from Chicago
  • Pelican Books, a non-fiction imprint of Penguin Books
  • Pelican case, a watertight case made by Pelican Products
  • Pelican crossing, a type of pedestrian road crossing
  • Pelican Nebula, an HII region located toward the constellation Cygnus
  • Pelican (newspaper), the University of Western Australia student newspaper
  • Pelican Products, a producer of high quality cases and flashlights
  • Pelicans (ice hockey), a Finnish ice-hockey team playing in the national elite league SM-liiga
  • a possible misspelling of Pelikan, a human surname
  • Pelikan, a German manufacturer of writing equipment
  • an antiquated nickname for an inhabitant of Gibraltar

  Results from FactBites:
NodeWorks - Encyclopedia: Pelican (385 words)
Modern pelicans are found on all continents except Antarctica: they are birds of inland and coastal waters and are absent from polar regions, the deep ocean, oceanic islands, and inland South America.
In medieval Europe, the pelican was thought to be particularly attentive to her young, to the point of providing her own blood when no other food was available.
As a result the pelican became a symbol in bestiaries for self-sacrifice, and was used as a symbol in heraldry ("a pelican in her piety").
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