The Brown Pelican is the smallest of the US pelicans. I have only seen the White Pelican also and both are big. A Brown Pelican is 4 1/2 feet tall (106–137 cm) with a wing span of 6 – 8 feet (1.83 to 2.5 m). Sorry, but his wings are bigger than me. Not small!
Most interesting is this bird dives for his fish. In shallow water just a little up in the air. In the ocean it’s a full out, full speed dive.