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Brown Pelican

Pelecanus occidentalis


An unmistakeable, large brown bird (length 110 cm, wingspan 230 cm), which flies with its neck held in an 'S' shape.


Hanging around fishing market waiting for handouts!

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NeilDazet 5 years ago

Greetings. I have another spotting I'm going to post of a Sea Lion where the pelicans fight for scraps with the Sea Lion. It's pretty cool!

kozoga 5 years ago

I was also in that market. Grande. Greetings.

Provincia de Galápagos, Ecuador

Lat: -0.74, Long: -90.31

Spotted on Oct 26, 2013
Submitted on Nov 10, 2013


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