Brown Pelican - Click To Enlarge

Pelican, Filling The View Finder

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!

Brown Pelican - Click To Enlarge
Brown Pelican – Click To Enlarge

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.

Brown Pelican Fishing - Click To Enlarge
Brown Pelican Fishing – Click To Enlarge

 

 

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