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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. 
  
 
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== Pelicans in the SCA ==
 
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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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Revision as of 13:41, 9 October 2005

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

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.