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Copyright: Erika Hersh (erika_hersh) (92)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-04
Categories: Nature
Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-16 12:54
Viewed: 1204
Points: 4
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This is a photo of brown pelicans and two cormorants. Taken while walking on the beach in the afternoon. when another dive was aborted due to weather. I like the color of the Pelicans against the water. Hope you like :)

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Pelecaniformes
Family:Pelecanidae
Genus:Pelecanus
Species:occidentalis


The Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) is the smallest of the eight species of pelican, although it is a large bird in nearly every other regard. It is 106137 cm (4254 in) in length, weighs from 2.75 to 5.5 kg (6-12 lb) and has a wingspan from 1.83 to 2.5 m (6 to 8.2 ft).

It occurs on coasts in the Americas from Washington and Virginia south to northern Chile and the mouth of the Amazon River, as well as the island of Saut d'Eau in Trinidad and Tobago. Some immature birds may stray to inland freshwater lakes. After nesting, North American birds move in flocks further north along the coasts, returning to warmer waters for winter. Their young are hatched in broods of about 3, and eat around 150 lbs. of fish in the 8-10 month period they are cared for.

This bird is distinguished from the American White Pelican by its brown body and its habit of diving for fish from the air, as opposed to co-operative fishing from the surface. It eats mainly fish and amphibians as well as crustaceans. Groups of Brown Pelicans often travel in single file, flying low over the water's surface.


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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
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Ciao Erika


Ah .. these pelicans I saw in the Ballestas Islands in Peru!
In fact they are very beautiful.
A splendid model is to make a picture.
Indeed he look perfect to the camera,
Composition and colors are attractive,
Very well done,


Sergio


P.S. -:o Sorry, my bag is empty

Nice capture. great color
good job

Interesting and funny capture.
Nice picture.Well done.
Best regards.Alin.

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