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Brown Pelican
2007-12-18 13:14:31

The Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), lives strictly on coasts from Washington and Virginia south to northern Chile and the mouth of the Amazon River. Some immature birds may stray to inland freshwater lakes. After nesting, North American birds move in flocks further north along the coasts, returning to warmer waters for winter. The Brown Pelican is the smallest of the eight species...

Australian Pelican
2006-02-21 18:19:51

The Australian Pelican or Goolayyalibee (Pelecanus conspicillatus) is an unmistakable large water bird. It is widespread on the inland and in coastal waters of Australia and New Guinea, also in Fiji, parts of Indonesia and as a vagrant to New Zealand. Australian Pelicans is a medium-sized pelican that measures 1.6 to 1.8 meters in length and has a wingspan of 2.3 to 2.5 meters and weighing...

American White Pelican
2005-06-14 12:07:52

The American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) is a very large (50""“70") white bird with black wing tips and an enormous orange bill. They have a wing span of approximately 3 m and are graceful in flight, moving their wings in slow powerful strokes. Unlike the Brown Pelican, the American White Pelican does not dive for its food. Instead it practices cooperative fishing. Each bird...

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