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Brown pelican

Pelecanus Occidentalis


Ocean bird, has large baggy throat for holding fish, is actually swallowing a fish in picture 3, dive headfirst into water to catch prey.


CA coastline? (this is where these were found)


Humans should not feed these! It teaches them to go to humans for food instead of hunting naturally. Also, the ones in this area are dying because they are not finding enough fish to eat due to over fishing in the area.

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Welcome to Project Noah, fultfam! Nice series of this beauty! It looks like you spotted this on a pier in SLO. You can mention which one in the habitat. Since you know the common name, please look up the scientific name on any search engine and populate the field so this can be taken off of the unidentified list. There are also local and global missions you can join and add this to. One is the Southern California Wildlife mission at:
Thank you and & we look forward to your future spottings!

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San Luis Obispo, California, USA

Spotted on Aug 7, 2012
Submitted on Aug 8, 2012

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