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Brown Pelican

Nicole Besch

Bascharage, Luxembourg

Artist's Description

The brown pelican is about four feet in length. It has a brown and gray body and a white head with a light brown crown. Its neck is dark brown during breeding season. Young pelicans are all brown. The brown pelican has a very long gray bill with a large pouch of skin. The brown pelican is a plunge diver. It drops from the air with its wings partly folded and dives into the water to catch its prey.Its pouch holds two or three times more than its stomach can hold — close to three gallons of fish and water!
I took this shot at St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles .

Featured in Natures Paintbrush October 16, 2011

Featured in Top Shelf Wildlife October 22, 2011

Featured in The Birds October 23, 2011

Second in the challenge You’re accepted January 25, 2012

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