| familia_authority = [[Constantine Samuel Rafinesque|Rafinesque]], 1815
| genus = '''''Pelecanus'''''
| genus_authority = [[
Carolus Linnaeus| Linnaeus]], 1758
| subdivision_ranks = జాతులు
| subdivision =
A ''' pelican''', derived from the Greek word πελεκυς ''pelekys'' (meaning “axe” and applied to birds that cut wood with their bills or beaks) is a large water [[bird]] with a large [[throat pouch ]], belonging to the [[ bird]] [[Family ( biology)|family]] '''Pelecanidae'''.