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Brown Pelican

Pelecanus occidentalis


Large, grayish bird with large bill and pouch




I watched this graceful bird glide in to land on the ocean, and then skip on water taking off while pulling out of Cartagena Colombia.

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Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 10 years ago

Typographical error I believe.

DianePlatcoBrooks 10 years ago

Oops, sorry. Thank you Jolly, I have fixed it.

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 10 years ago

Diane, you have 1 extra letter on the scientific name. It should only be occidentalis.

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Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia

Spotted on Mar 14, 2010
Submitted on Nov 24, 2012

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