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American White Pelican

Pelecanus erythrorhynchos


Big white pelican.


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


Big, hangs out alone.

No species ID suggestions


anne yen
anne yen 6 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.

keithp2012 6 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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