Birds of Colombia

    PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae (Pelicans)  
Genus: Pelecanus (2 species, 8 worldwide)

American White Pelican
American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)
Costa Rica
  Much larger than the more common [Brown Pelican].
Photograph by Jorge Obando Gutierrez   © Copyrighted, All Rights Reserved.

Brown Pelican
Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis carolinensis)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States  

Often seen along the shore diving into schools of small fish with bill wide open.
Perched, cleaning, with breeding colors.
On water.
A dive at point of impact with water.

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