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Brown pelican

Pelecanus occidentalis


Dark-colored pelican with light-colored head flying north offshore of South Jetty at the mouth of he Columbia River.


Pacific Northwest coastal estuary ecosystem.


The uploaded image is a cropped and enhanced actual pixels enlargement from an original image in which the pelican appeared as little more than a speck. It was one of several pelicans flying north offshore of the coast just south of the mouth of the Columbia River.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Brown pelican
Pelecanus occidentalis Brown pelican - Wikipedia

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mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 9 months ago

NP, Allen.

Allen Hoof
Allen Hoof 9 months ago

Mauna - Thanks for the ID suggestion. I concur.

Allen Hoof
Spotted by
Allen Hoof

Oregon, USA

Spotted on Aug 27, 2019
Submitted on Sep 3, 2019

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