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American White Pelican

Pelecanus erythrorhynchos

Description:

The American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) is a large aquatic bird from the order Pelecaniformes. It breeds in interior North America, moving south and to the coasts, as far as Central America, in winter.[2] The scientific name means "red-billed pelican", from the Latin term for a pelican, Pelecanus, and erythrorhynchos, derived from the Ancient Greek words erythros (ἐρυθρός, "red") + rhynchos (ῥύγχος, "bill"). (Wikipedia)

Habitat:

Riparian

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2 Comments

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 9 years ago

Awesome :)

JillBlack
JillBlack 9 years ago

Nice series

Steve Lenz
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Steve Lenz

Burbank, Washington, USA

Spotted on Apr 9, 2011
Submitted on Sep 22, 2012

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