Pelicans have wonderfully long pointed beaks. My Dad always used to say whenever he saw a pelican
A wonderful bird is a pelican
His bill will hold more than his bellican
He can take in his beak
Enough food for a week
But I’m damned if I see how the helican
This day we saw this as the fisherman fed the fish scraps to the birds. One appeared to have a fish stuck sideways and his bill was pushed out at odd angles. All the fisherman had left and I worried as I thought the bird required a vet. Eventually another fisherman came on the scene and laughed at my concern saying that it was quite normal as they hold so much in their beaks they can become quite distorted.