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Brown Pelican

Pelecanus occidentalis




An incredible fisherman, this pelican was contented to fish off the Cocoa Beach Pier while we had our own lunch. I was taken back by their immense size and abilities.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Liam 12 years ago
Pelicanus occidentalis

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MommyNature 12 years ago

Thank you everyone for the warm welcomes, I appreciate that. Thank you to Liam for confirming the species ID; didn't want to put that up on there until I had a suggestion that I was correct :)

LauraMaria 12 years ago

Also - the scientific name for the brown pelican is Pelecanus occidentalis. Could you add this to your spotting in the correct field? :) It just helps to link your spotting to similar ones, and makes it more complete! Welcome to Project Noah, by the way, hope to see more from you!

LauraMaria 12 years ago

Great spotting, love the texture on those wings... nice!

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 12 years ago

Gorgeous!, welcome to the community

KarenL 12 years ago

Lovely spotting!
Welcome to Project Noah MommyNature!

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Cocoa Beach, Florida, USA

Spotted on Dec 30, 2011
Submitted on Jan 16, 2012

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