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Brown Pelican

Pelecanus occidentalis


Large bird with huge bill and throat pouches makes it unmistakable. They often glide low over the water or soar high in V-formation. They fish by plunge-diving.


Tropical, mostly coastal, nesting on islands but regularly visiting fresh water habitats.

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Florida, USA

Spotted on Dec 21, 2009
Submitted on Dec 10, 2012

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