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American White Pelican (Safari Ltd - Wings of the World)

Started by brontodocus, February 02, 2014, 05:22:29 PM

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Walk-around of the Safari Ltd Wings of the World American White Pelican, Pelecanus erythrorhynchos Gmelin, 1789. The figure was apparently retired quite recently, it's not in the 2014 catalogue, anymore (but it may still be in stock at many retailers). Because it's otherwise difficult to measure properly I took two standard measurements for birds: wing chord (45 and 48 mm, respectively) and beak length (24 mm) so the scale is approx. 1:11 - 1:16. A huge seabird (though not the largest Pelecanus species), the American White Pelican may reach a wing span of up to 3 m. Since the global population may be approx. 180,000 with an increasing population trend IUCN considers it "Least Concern".
The human figure (European Father by Miniland Los Amigos del Mundo) is approx. 1:13 to 1:14 scale.
















Edit 2017-02-07: Fixed broken image urls.


Jetoar

Lovely figure, one of the best figures of this bird currently. Definetly Schleich have done a great work with this replica and it is one of the best birds of its brand from my point of view. I think that it will be a good couple for Papo version  ^-^.
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brontodocus

Thanks, Jetoar! :)
Quote from: Jetoar on February 02, 2014, 09:36:09 PM
Lovely figure, one of the best figures of this bird currently. Definetly Schleich have done a great work with this replica and it is one of the best birds of its brand from my point of view. I think that it will be a good couple for Papo version  ^-^.
Probably, but this one here is not a Schleich, it's Safari Ltd WoW. :)

Jetoar

Quote from: brontodocus on February 02, 2014, 10:24:56 PM
Thanks, Jetoar! :)
Quote from: Jetoar on February 02, 2014, 09:36:09 PM
Lovely figure, one of the best figures of this bird currently. Definetly Schleich have done a great work with this replica and it is one of the best birds of its brand from my point of view. I think that it will be a good couple for Papo version  ^-^.
Probably, but this one here is not a Schleich, it's Safari Ltd WoW. :)

Sorry friend, I thougt that this figure was of Schleich, I dont read very well the tittle. The currently figures of this bird are very similars, even with the fish  ^-^.
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brontodocus

Quote from: Jetoar on February 02, 2014, 10:38:00 PM
The currently figures of this bird are very similars, even with the fish  ^-^.
That's true, I've just seen it in the new Schleich catalogue and was puzzled how similar it is (and that Schleich also used the same species)! :)

widukind

Thank you again for the informations. I am happy that a specialist like you give all us that. It will help me for my future plan to specifie all my figurines  :)

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Advicot

Is it just me or did Safari release another white pelican of a different mold? If they have I'll be sure to get it. Also my figure has an older painting scheme on it.
Don't I take long uploading photos!

bmathison1972

Quote from: Advicot on October 29, 2019, 07:40:29 PM
Is it just me or did Safari release another white pelican of a different mold? If they have I'll be sure to get it. Also my figure has an older painting scheme on it.

yes, they re-released this one without the fish in its mouth (that is the one I have and it is what is generally available nowadays)