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Brown Pelican

Pelecanus occidentalis


Unique among the world's seven species of pelicans, the Brown Pelican is found along the ocean shores and on only a few inland lakes in the southwestern U.S. It is the only dark pelican, and also the only one that plunges from the air into the water to catch its food.


This is on a pier in Redondo Beach. The pelicans beg for food among the people and fisherman.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

Lat: 33.85, Long: -118.40

Spotted on Aug 9, 2011
Submitted on Sep 10, 2011

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