By Josie March 21st, 2023
At first it might seem strange to compare such contrasting animals – mammals and birds parted ways 365 million years ago already.
But maybe that's what makes a comparison fascinating?
Pelicans have white plumage with darker grayish-brown wings.
They have long, stout bills which can hold up to two gallons of water and a throat pouch.
Males grow antlers annually, used for defense against predators and competing with other males during the mating season.
Their fur is usually reddish-brown and has white spots on their backs and sides.
Pelicans feed mainly on fish they catch by skimming across the surface of lakes or oceans.
Some pelicans also eat amphibians, crustaceans, reptiles, worms, insects, and even smaller birds.
They may also supplement their diets with fallen fruit or tree bark during winter.
Most species of deer are herbivores that feed mainly on grasses, leaves, berries, nuts, and other foliage.
Pelicans inhabit coastal areas all around the world.
Deer are present in various habitats, from forests and meadows to deserts and mountainous regions
They flock together during migration or other activities such as fishing or roosting at night.
Within the flock, there is usually a hierarchy based on age and sex.
Deer live in herds composed of several closely related individuals under the leadership of a dominant male known as a stag or buck.
They have long, stout bills which can hold up to two gallons of water and a throat pouch that they can use to catch and store fish until they reach the gullet.
They are very talented jumpers, able to clear obstacles up to 8 feet high and 15 feet wide.