Season 29, Episode 11 Outback Pelicans

First Aired: March 27, 2011

A look at Australia's nomadic pelicans, which travel over 1000 miles inland to feast on the fish and brine shrimp that appear in the usually dry Lake Eyre, which is the size of Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico combined, when flood water fills it. The documentary examines pelican courtship displays, the shared incubation of eggs between the males and females, how the chicks are fed and the tantrums thrown by the young birds. It also ponders where the pelicans go once the lake's water evaporates.

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  • Premiered: October 10, 1982
  • Rating: TV-G
  • Premise: PBS's signature (and multi-award-winning) natural-history series uses gifted wildlife documentarians and stunning photography to reveal what its first host, Donald Johanson, called `the magic and mystery of the fascinating natural world.' The series has ga… (more)

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