Gen 14:18-20; I Cor 11:23-26; Lk 9:11-17
The Pelican is excessively dedicated to its young one. The pelican collects small fish and stores in the pouch at its neck. In the process of feeding them the bird presses the pouch against its neck. There is a reddish tinge at its breast plumage and redness at the tip of its beak. All these specialties of the pelican have given rise to a legend of the Pelican feeding its young with its own blood.