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White on Gold

Sheri L Gladish

Joined April 2009

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Late into the evening, a white pelican fished a peaceful pond with reflections of gold. Please click the image and view large to see all the tiny aviators feeding on the pelican’s head…mosquitoes. But don’t feel sorry for the pelican, without the mosquitoes, the pelican would have no fish to eat…it’s a zen thing :-)

Everglades National Park
500mm Lens

Description ADULT Appears mainly white, but in breeding season breast is flushed faintly with yellow-buff and crown sometimes appears grubby looking. Black flight feathers are mostly hidden in swimming and standing birds. Legs are reddish orange; bill and bare skin surrounding eye are reddish orange in breeding season but more yellowish in winter. JUVENILE Similar to adult, but with faint gray feathering on neck and upper wing coverts, and duller bill colors.

Dimensions Length: 55-70" (1.4-1.8 m); Wngspn: 8’ (2.4 m)

Habitat Locally common breeding species, nesting colonially on large lakes with abundant fish, mainly in midwestern prairie states. Outside breeding season, moves south to southern U.S. states and Mexico, favoring large freshwater lakes and coastal lagoons and estuaries.

Range Texas, Alaska, Mid-Atlantic, California, Great Lakes, Rocky Mountains, Southwest, Southeast, Northwest, Plains, New England, Western Canada, Florida, Eastern Canada

Voice Mostly silent, although soft grunts are uttered by nesting birds.

Information Source: eNature.com

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