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Brown Pelican

Pelecanus occidentalis

Description:

This is a pelican found in Huntington Beach California just sitting on the pier.

Habitat:

The beach


No species ID suggestions

2 Comments

lori.tas
lori.tas 6 years ago

That appears to b a yearling Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis). It's just staring to get white feathers on its head and the bill is starting to turn orange near its tip. Brown Pelicans are the species most likely to be found along the California coast.

olu.seanhennessy
olu.seanhennessy 6 years ago

This is a gray pelican with webbed feet and seemed to be hungry for fish.

California, USA

Lat: 33.65, Long: -118.01

Spotted on Sep 20, 2010
Submitted on Sep 20, 2010

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