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The brown pelican has a white head with a yellow crown. The neck is brown while its upper sides are white, and the lower foreneck is yellow. The male and female are similar, but the female is slightly smaller.
The brown pelican is found on the Atlantic Coast from Nova Scotia, Canada to the mouth of the Amazon River, and along the Pacific Coast from British Columbia, Canada to northern Chile.
This brown pelican was spotted at dawn on the shores of the Caribbean Sea in Caye Caulker, Belize.