Pelican ibis

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pelican ibis (Zoöl) a large Asiatic wood ibis (Tantalus leucocephalus). The head and throat are destitute of feathers; the plumage is white, with the quills and the tail greenish black.
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Usage

In literature:

A pelican was seen flying down the river, and two native companions and an ibis were at the water-holes.
"Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia" by Ludwig Leichhardt
For here we should find not only such birds as the goose, pelican, and ibis, but the vulture and cormorant as well.
"The World and Its People: Book VII" by Anna B. Badlam
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