Birds of Colombia
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae (Pelicans)
Genus: Pelecanus (2 species, 8 worldwide)
American White Pelican
Much larger than the more common [Brown Pelican].
Jorge Obando Gutierrez
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(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.
A dive at point of impact with water.
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