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Brown pelican


The brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) is a small pelican found in the Americas. It is one of the best known and most prominent birds found in the coastal ...

Brown Pelican, Identification, All About Birds - Cornell Lab of ...


Learn how to identify Brown Pelican, its life history, cool facts, sounds and calls, and watch videos. The Brown Pelican is a comically elegant bird with an ...

Brown Pelican - Pelecanus occidentalis - NatureWorks


The brown pelican is about four feet in length. It has a brown and gray body and a white head with a light brown crown. Its neck is dark brown during breeding ...

Brown Pelican Fact Sheet - National Zoo


Brown Pelicans are large (3-5 kg) mostly dark brown birds with white to pale yellow necks and black feet and legs. Their most distinguishing feature is a long ...

California Brown Pelican - Channel Islands National Park (U.S. ...


The importance of the Channel Islands National Park for conservation of wildlife is exemplified in its relationship to the California brown pelican. This seabird ...

Brown pelican - Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission


The brown pelican is a seabird, spending most of its time on or near the ocean. This species feeds on fish and has a very unique way of foraging. Unlike other ...

brown pelicans - BioKIDS - University of Michigan


Brown pelicans have a large body and a long bill. They have a huge throat pouch attached to the bottom of their bill that can hold 3 gallons of water. This is 3 ...

ADW: Pelecanus occidentalis: INFORMATION


Brown pelicans are found in warm, shallow waters throughout the nearctic and neotropical regions of both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Although considered  ...

Brown Pelican - BirdWeb


Brown Pelican habitat, behavior, diet, migration patterns, conservation status, and nesting.

Brown Pelican - National Wildlife Federation


Learn about the biology, range, and behavior of the brown pelican.

Brown Pelican
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves
Order: Pelecaniformes Family: Pelecanidae Genus: Pelecanus
Species: Pelecanus occidentalis
Unique among the world's seven species of pelicans, the Brown Pelican is found along the ocean shores and not on inland lakes. It is the only dark pelican, and also the... More »
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Brown Pelican, Life History, All About Birds - Cornell Lab of ...


Learn how to identify Brown Pelican, its life history, cool facts, sounds and calls, and watch videos. The Brown Pelican is a comically elegant bird with an ...

Brown Pelican | Audubon Field Guide


An unmistakable bird of coastal waters. Groups of Brown Pelicans fly low over the waves in single file, flapping and gliding in unison. Their feeding behavior is ...

Brown Pelican - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


January 1998. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Brown Pelican. Pelecanus occidentalis. “A wonderful bird is the pelican; his bill can hold more than his belly can. . . . ”.