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A '''Pelican''' is a waterbird that is common in [[Europe]]. They are often displayed in [[heraldry]] as "a pelican in its piety", which shows a pelican cutting its belly open with its beak in order to feed its blood to its starving chicks. 
 
 
 
== Pelicans in the SCA ==
 
== Pelicans in the SCA ==
In the [[SCA]], a '''pelican''' is someone who is a member of the [[Order of the Pelican]]. The symbol of the order is a pelican in its piety.
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In the [[SCA]], a '''pelican''' is someone who is a member of the [[Order of the Pelican]]. They are a [[peer]] who has been recognized for their service to the [[Society]]. The symbol of the order is a pelican in its piety.

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Pelicans in the SCA

In the SCA, a pelican is someone who is a member of the Order of the Pelican. They are a peer who has been recognized for their service to the Society. The symbol of the order is a pelican in its piety.