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Brown Pelican

Pelecanus occidentalis

Description:

L 51', wingspan 79" Common coastal bird

Habitat:

Siesta Key coast

Notes:

The first picture is of a chick-feeding adult. Note the speckled head and fore throat and dark eye.

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2 Comments

ceherzog
ceherzog 10 years ago

Thnaks...I actually learned something about the plumage of chick-feeding adults while posting.

p.young713
p.young713 10 years ago

Such a beautiful bird!!

ceherzog
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ceherzog

Sarasota, Florida, USA

Spotted on Oct 3, 2011
Submitted on Oct 3, 2011

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