Pelecanidae – Pelicans

Pelecanus Occidentalis – Brown Pelican

The brown pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis is one of three American species that dive for food. New Jersey to the Amazon River mouth, BC to northern Chile, including the Galapagos Islands. The nominated subspecies have a golden-white head in breeding plumage. A dark maroon–brown nape unusually, the gular pouch has pale yellowish spots and white lines. […]

Pelecanus Erythrorhynchos – American White Pelican

Known as an American white pelican, Pelecanus erythrorhynchos is a Pelecaniformes big aquatic soaring bird. American white pelicans are the largest white pelicans in North America. It breeds in the interior of North America and winters on the coastlines of Central and South America. Quick Overview: Pelecanus Erythrorhynchos – American White PelicanBody size: Around 60-63 […]

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