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American White Pelican

Pelecanus erythrorhynchos

Description:

Big white pelican.

Habitat:

Usually hangs around tropical warm waters I think. Not sure why he is here in NYC.

Notes:

Big, hangs out alone.

No species ID suggestions

2 Comments

anne yen
anne yen 5 years ago

Rare but you definitely see pelicans from time to time in natural areas of NY. Not a zoo escapee, but wild. Pelicans may wander widely from their usual habitat. You'd be surprised what shows up in NY as it is located in the Atlantic Flyway, a major migration route for birds of the Americas.

http://wildobs.com/place/New-York-USA/Am...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mw13/569648...

http://birdingdude.blogspot.com/2011/09/...

keithp2012
keithp2012 5 years ago

A Pelican in NY, that is odd, perhaps escaped from a Zoo?

NYC, New York, USA

Lat: 40.77, Long: -73.97

Spotted on Aug 8, 2010
Submitted on Aug 8, 2010

Spotted for mission

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