Feather color: Grayish-green
Distinctions: Expandable gular pouch
Move: 5 (Walking) / 10 (Swimming) / 15 (Flying)
Description: Pelikki were a species of non-sentient, river-dwelling birds from the planet Naboo. They had an expandable throat pouch in which they held their aquatic prey when hunting.
Biology and appearance
Pelikki were a non-sentient bird species from the planet Naboo. Closely related to ducks, they were characterized by a long bill, a gular pouch, two large feet, and two functional wings. Their plumage could be grayish-green. A pelikki's head, perched atop a long, curved neck, sported eyes and three fleshy growths on the upper parts.
Dwelling in rivers, the pelikki fed on smaller aquatic life forms. Their beaks helped them hunt their prey, while their throat pouch could expand to hold their catch.
Pelikki remained largely untamed, and were easily startled by sudden noise or movement. However, in certain areas of Naboo, the human citizens of the planet fed them for pleasure.
The pelikki evolved on Naboo, an idyllic world close to the border of the galaxy's Outer Rim Territories.
During the Invasion of Naboo by the Trade Federation in 32 BBY, a flock of pelikki lived in an estuary of the Solleu River in the city of Theed, near the Royal Palace. When a Gungan bongo submarine transporting two Jedi bobbed to the surface, causing a loud rush of bubbles, those pelikki panicked and took flight.
Pelikki in the galaxy
In Galactic Basic Standard, the most prevalent language in the galaxy, the phrase "sitting pelikki" was used for someone or something that was unprotected and vulnerable to an easy attack.