Australian pelican (species: Pelecanus conspicillatus) in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Pelecanus conspicillatus
Australian pelican

©Lyle Vail: Pelicans at Eagle Island near Lizard Island

©Lyle Vail: Pelicans at Eagle Island with Lizard Island in the background

©Ceri Pearce: Australian pelicans at Eagle Island
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Pelecaniformes
Family Pelecanidae
Genus Pelecanus
Species Pelecanus conspicillatus
Status unspecified



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island, Queensland, Australia: Rarely seen at Lizard Island. A small number of individuals is often present at nearby Eagle Island.

Web resources


  • Domm, S. (1977). Sea birds and waders of the Lizard Island area, The Sunbird, 8: 1-8. LIRS catalog number 4.
  • Smith, G.C. (1987). The birds of Eagle Island, a tropical sand cay on the northern Great Barrier Reef, Australia, The Sunbird, 17(1): 1-11. LIRS catalog number 245.
  • Smith, G.C. and R.C. Buckley (1986). Eagle Island, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Corella, 10(3): 81-83. LIRS catalog number 278.