Recent Examples on the WebThe way pelicans cool off, Naish and Stiteler said, is by holding the beak open while fluttering the gular pouch with each breath, somewhat similar to how dogs pant – but more efficiently and without loss of body fluids.
Miriam Fauzia, USA TODAY, 1 Sep. 2021 Frigate birds soar above us, their balloon-like red gular pouches inflated below their beaks.
Mary Holland, Condé Nast Traveler, 30 Aug. 2019 There is a myth that pelicans use their large, flexible gular pouch to store food.
Ernie Cowan, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 June 2019
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