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American White Pelican

Pelecanus erythrorhynchos

Description:

American white pelicans are often found in groups. Here they are seen feeding together, foraging in shallow water. When landing, they spread their wings & slide on their feet, sending up sprays of water. Finally, they are larger than the other Norther American pelican, the brown pelican.

Habitat:

These winter residents were spotted feeding on a freshwater lake.

Notes:

The American White Pelican is protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act in the USA. http://www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/Regula... http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Ameri...

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Winter Haven, Florida, USA

Lat: 28.02, Long: -81.73

Spotted on Jan 17, 2005
Submitted on Nov 24, 2011

Spotted for missions

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