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Brown Pelican

Pelecanus occidentalis

Description:

Brown Pelicans are huge, stocky seabirds. They have thin necks and very long bills with a stretchy throat pouch used for capturing fish. Their wings are very long and broad and are often noticeably bowed when the birds are gliding. Adult Brown Pelicans are gray-brown birds with yellow heads and white necks. In breeding plumage, the back and sides of the neck turn a rich, dark reddish-brown. Immatures are gray-brown above (including the head and neck) with pale whitish belly and breast.

Habitat:

Dauphin Island.


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Dauphin Island, Alabama, USA

Lat: 30.25, Long: -88.14

Spotted on May 17, 2014
Submitted on May 29, 2014

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