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Do you want to familiarize your child with the different kinds of water birds found on our planet? Are you thinking of using coloring sheets to help him learn about these birds? Are you looking for Pelican coloring pages for your little ones? Then fret not, as Mom Junction is here to aid you.
Pelicans are water birds belonging to the Pelecanidae family. These large birds inhabit all the warm regions of the continent except Antarctica. The large pouches attached to their bills distinguish pelicans from other birds. They use their pouches to catch and carry fish, crustaceans, amphibians and other prey. Here are ten fantastic coloring pages of this unique bird.
10 Elegant Pelican Coloring Pages:
1. P For Pelican:Sponsored
Is there any better way to teach kids alphabets than by giving a pelican coloring page? This fun coloring sheet will have your child color a posing pelican while learning the sight and sound of letter P. Here’s a lesser known fact to share with your child. Pelicans use their pouches to fan and cool themselves in hot weather.
Here’s a pelican coloring sheet where the bird is enjoying his meal. Pelicans are famous fishermen. They can quickly catch loads of fishes with the help of their sharp beak. They store the fish and water in their huge pouch. As your child fills color in this animal, he will learn to recognize the bird’s name written at the bottom of the page.
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3. Brown Pelican:
The Brown Pelican is native to the American coasts from Virginia to Peru. This large bird has a gray and brown body and a white head with a light brown crown. The neck of Brown Pelican changes to dark brown during the breeding season. Its long gray bill has a pouch that can hold three gallons of water and fishes. A Brown Pelican weighs only 6 to 8 pounds.
4. African Pelican:
This coloring sheet features an African Pelican on his Gulf Coast home. The coloring page also instructs children on which colors to use for this pelican. It asks the children to use pink for its feathers, yellow for its legs and orange for the pouch and bill. Talk to your baby about African Pelicans and help her build her vocabulary.
5. Simple Pelican Coloring Page:
Here is a super simple pelican coloring sheet for children who are yet to go to school. The coloring sheet features a pelican devouring a fish. Tell our child to make a backdrop that will work with this image. A pond and a few trees will look best. Fun Fact- Pelican have been around for more than 40 million years.
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6. A Pair Of Pelicans:
This playful coloring page features a pair of Pelican patrolling the water for fish. We think that they have spotted a bunch of fishes and are contemplating to attack them. Tell your kid to use some pinks, whites and browns for coloring this pair of Pelican.
7. American White Pelican:
The American White Pelican, also known as the rough-billed pelican, resides in the inland regions of North America. These pelicans migrate to Central America during winter. The American White Pelican does not dive for its food. It just swims to catch its prey. These pelicans prefer to hunt in groups as it helps them feed easier by chasing prey to one another.
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8. Louisiana State Bird:
Teach your child about Louisiana’s state bird with our coloring page. Louisiana is a state of the United States of American, and the Western Brown Pelican is its state bird. The best part of this coloring sheet is that it will boost their geography skill as well.
9. Nigel The Pelican:
Meet Nigel, the pelican from the film “Finding Nemo”. It is one of the beautiful pelican pictures to color. Nigel is a large and slender brown pelican with a big, orange bill and a white plumage. Nigel loves to spend long hours at the dentist’s window, diagnosing the dental problems with his fish friends. But the dentist always drives him out. Nigel also helps Marlin meet his son Nemo.
10. Pelican And Duck:
Take your child for a stroll to the virtual zoo with this coloring page. It features a pelican and a duck in a cage. The onlookers, especially the children look euphoric seeing the two water birds. As your child colors, talk to him about both these birds and how important they are to the ecosystem.
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Our pelican coloring sheets are great to color on a dreary rainy evening. Painting this water bird while listening to the raindrops falling on the roof will give him a beautiful experience. So happy coloring!
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