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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Pelican swallows pigeon

Families and tourists in a London park were left shocked when a pelican picked up and swallowed a pigeon. An RSPB spokesman said: "It is almost unheard of for a pelican to eat a bird. Their diet should be strictly fish." Pelicans were introduced into St James's park during King Charles II's reign as a gift from the Russian ambassador.

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  1. Hi, my name is Dimitri Gregorieff with the savethepelican.org I have seen a starving Pelican in Florida trying to eat a dead rat on the road. This Pelican was starving. I picked him up and brought him to a hospital where he got better. So, yes these birds will eat a diet other than fish on some occasions.

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