Brown Pelican

Pelecanus occidentalis

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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 areas of the southern and western United States. It is one of only 3 pelican species found in the Western Hemisphere. The Brown Pelican is one of the only two pelican species which feeds by diving into the water.

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  1. (c) James Steamer, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), http://www.inaturalist.org/photos/589391
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pelecanus_occidentalis

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