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Eastern Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis
one of the most observed and one of the most notable birds that nest near Cape Lookout 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.
Cape Lookout NC 34.7774, -76.399
Lat: 34.78, Long: -76.40
Spotted on Jul 4, 2011
Submitted on Sep 3, 2012