|American White Pelican. Lindo Lake, California. February 9, 2014. Greg Gillson.|
This limerick is often attributed to Ogden Nash. But evidently it is by Dixon Lanier Merritt (1879-1972).
- A funny old bird is a pelican.
- His beak can hold more than his bellican.
- Food for a week
- He can hold in his beak,
- But I don't know how the hellican.
And, yes, the beak can hold more than it's belly can--the throat pouch can hold 3 gallons!