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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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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 pecking its breast with its beak in order to feed its blood to its starving chicks.   
  
 
== Pelicans in the SCA ==
 
== Pelicans in the SCA ==

Revision as of 04:50, 23 November 2006

Pelican in her piety.jpg

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 pecking its breast 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 her piety.