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Gular fluttering in birds is the equivalent of panting in mammals and these poor birds, often sitting on a nest in the hot sun, are trying to shed excess heat.
An additional characteristic of pelecaniformes cannot be seen in living birds, but is very obvious in the many skeletal remains littering the colonies.
pelecaniformes, however, are primarily gliders and do not flap frequently.
www.rit.edu /~rhrsbi/GalapagosPages/Pelicaniformes.html   (279 words)

 Pelecaniformes - EvoWiki
Pelecaniformes represents one of the most spectacular orders of living birds, bracketing a vast array of aquatic piscivorous forms united by the shared presence of a totipalmate foot and a distensible gular pouch between the mandibular rami (albeit reduced in the tropicbirds).
Mivart (1878) in an analysis of postcranial characters upheld the holophyly of the Pelecaniformes, as did Shufeldt upon the basis of osteology (1883a, 1888b, 1894a, 1902a).
Saiff (1978) and Sibley and Ahlquist (1990) argued that Balaeniceps rex was the closet relative of the Pelecanidae.
wiki.cotch.net /wiki.phtml?title=Pelecaniformes   (2207 words)

 frigate bird --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Frigate birds are about the size of a hen and have extremely long, slender wings, the span of which may reach to about 2.3 m (nearly 8 feet), and a long, deeply forked tail.
Most important in such interactions are the organism, or signal sender, and the third party, or signal receiver; also important are illumination and the relationship between the organism and its background.
Pelecaniform birds occur all over the world except in parts of the interior of North America, Africa, Asia, and Australia, in the high Arctic, and in most of Antarctica.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9035443?tocId=9035443   (852 words)

Pelecaniformes can be distinguished by their toes, all four of which are webbed and point forward.
Interestingly, although red-foots, like all Pelecaniformes, have webbed feet, they are able to grip tree branches and can thus nest off the ground in true nests.
The fifth and final family within the order Pelecaniformes, Phalacrocoracidae, is represented in the Galápagos by the endemic flightless cormorant (Nannopterum harrisi).
www.geol.umd.edu /~jmerck/galsite/research/projects/snyder/seaves.htm   (3117 words)

 Pritzker Laboratory - Graduate Students
I have already constructed an osteological dataset to explore the phylogenetic relationships of extant and fossil pelecaniforms and will be adding morphological characters from eggshell and feather structure analyses in the near future.
Theses trees will provide a means of comparison of the different phylogenetic signals associated with morphological and physiological, molecular, and behavioral features, which will enable me to assess the utility of the different types of data and construct more accurrate methods for the integration of these different types of data.
Gulas-Wroblewski, B.E. A new pelecaniform phylogeny: an argument for monophyly and the importance of fossils.
www.fieldmuseum.org /research_collections/pritzker_lab/pritzker/people/grad_gulas.html   (659 words)

 Admission Prices | Visitor Information | Chaffee Zoological Gardens of Fresno   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The order Pelecaniformes includes the Tropicbirds, the Gannets, the Cormorants, the Frigatebirds and the Anhingas.
Pelicans are the largest birds in the order, the white pelican being the largest pelican.
All pelecaniforms have webbed feet, with the peculiar addition of a forward-rotated hind toe adding extra web to the inside.
www.chaffeezoo.org /animals/brownPelican.html   (639 words)

 Red-Billed Tropicbird
Tropicbirds, the smallest of the pelecaniformes belong to the family Phaethontidae which contains one genus, Phaethon, and three species.
They derive their other common name, the "bosun bird", from their characteristic "t'weee-eee" call which is reminiscent of a boatswain's whistle.
Like some of the other pelecaniformes, tropicbirds are plunge-divers, feeding on squid and fish, well out at sea.
www.rit.edu /~rhrsbi/GalapagosPages/TropicBird.html   (215 words)

 Hop, step and gape: Do the social displays of the Pelecaniformes reflect phylogeny?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Several authors have recently revived the old ethological claim that behavioural characters could be used to provide accurate estimates of phylogeny.
The behavioural trees were compared with previously published morphological and genetic estimates of pelecaniform phylogeny to test if they were more congruent than would be expected by chance.
In all cases the behavioural trees were far more similar to the morphological and genetic trees than chance alone would predict.
taxonomy.zoology.gla.ac.uk /~mkennedy/wosabstracts/vantets1.html   (293 words)

 Pelecaniformes Pelecaniform Skulls
The order Pelecaniformes has 6 families, 8 genera and approximately 67 species.
The diet of members of the order Pelecaniformes consists mostly of fish however some feed on squid as well.
All Pelecaniformes are members of the class Aves or Birds.
www.skullsunlimited.com /pelecaniformes.htm   (164 words)

 Desert Diary, 11 June 2004: American Pelican   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Elephant Butte Reservoir and Caballo Lake form relatively stable bodies of water along the never reliable river.
The American Pelican, a fish eater like the other members of the order Pelecaniformes, fishes while swimming in small groups—a very different style from the coastal Brown Pelicans noted for their spectacular plunge-dives from the air into the sea.
Of course, once seen, even an amateur can't mistake a bird showing a long, yellow bill with a great leathery pouch hanging below for anything but a pelican.
www.museum.utep.edu /archive/birds/DDpelican.htm   (289 words)

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A new genus and two new species of gigantic Plotopteridae from Japan (Aves: Pelecaniformes)
The Plotopteridae are wing-propelled, penguin-like diving birds of the order Pelecaniformes found in mid-Tertiary deposits of the North Pacific.
Much new material representing a considerable radiation of genera and species has been discovered in Japan since the basic adaptations and characters of the family were revealed.
www.vertpaleo.org /jvp/16-742-751.html   (156 words)

 Palaeos Vertebrates 365.100 Phoenicopteriformes and Basal Ciconiimorphae
Phylogeny: Charadriomorphae:: Phoenicopteriformes + *: Ciconiiformes + (Pelecaniformes + (Procellariformes + (Gaviiformes + Sphenisciformes))).
This may only make it a more attractive target in future, since there is nothing yet that really compels us to accept this taxon as monophyletic.
Ciconiimorphae: (Pelecaniformes + (Procellariformes + (Gaviiformes + Sphenisciformes))) + *: Vulturides + (Plataleidae + Ciconiidae).
www.palaeos.com /Vertebrates/Units/Unit365/365.100.html   (1410 words)

 Phylogenies of the Frigatebirds (Fregatidae) and Tropicbirds (Phaethonidae), two divergent groups of the traditional ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Phylogenies of the Frigatebirds (Fregatidae) and Tropicbirds (Phaethonidae), two divergent groups of the traditional order Pelecaniformes, inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences
The frigatebirds (Fregatidae) and Tropicbirds (Phaethonidae) represent the most morphologically and behaviorally distinct members of the traditional Order Pelecaniformes.
Using 1756 bp of mitochondrial DNA sequence consisting of the 12S, ATPase-6, ATPase-8, and COI genes obtained from all extant species, we derive a completely resolved phylogeny for both groups.
taxonomy.zoology.gla.ac.uk /~mkennedy/wosabstracts/frigates-tropics.html   (182 words)

 Katalog : Science : Biology : Flora and Fauna : Animalia : Chordata : Aves : Pelecaniformes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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83 Nelson, J.B. Some relationships between food and breeding in the marine Pelecaniformes.
Selected vertebrate endangered species of the seacoast of the United States: brown pelican, eastern and California subspecies.
131 Van Tets, G.F. A Comparative study of some social communication patterns in the Pelecaniformes.
fwie.fw.vt.edu /WWW/esis/lists/e101047.htm   (10808 words)

 Record Unit 7133 - United States National Museum Bulletin 50 Collection, circa 1894-1950
Some effort has been made to arrange this material in a coherent order.
Order Pelecariformes, Family Phaethontidae; Key to the Super Families of Steganopodes (Phalacrocoracidae ?); Key to the Suborders of Pelecaniformes
Most of this material is in the form of typescript.
www.si.edu /archives/archives/findingaids/FARU7133.htm   (331 words)

 Garden Buys - Pelecaniformes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Starware search is an excellent resource for quality sites on pelecaniformes and much more!
Read about pelecaniformes in the free online encyclopedia and dictionary.
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 Merriam-Webster Online
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 Open Directory - Science: Biology: Flora and Fauna: Animalia: Chordata: Aves: Pelecaniformes: Pelecanidae   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) - Photo of this bird flying over the Gulf of Mexico, Florida.
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 Pelicans, Pelecaniformes, Pelecanidae, Pelecanus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In fact the Australian Pelican (right) has the largest bill of any known bird in the world.
Pelicans belong to Order Pelecaniformes, Family Pelecanidae, Genus Pelecanus.
Web search for American White Pelican, Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
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