Birds of Colombia

    PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae (Pelicans)  
Genus: Pelecanus (2 species, 8 worldwide)

American White Pelican
American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)
Costa Rica  
Photograph by Jorge Obando Gutierrez   © Copyrighted, All Rights Reserved.

Much larger than the more common Brown Pelican.

Brown Pelican
Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis carolinensis)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Often seen along the shore diving into schools of small fish with bill wide open.
Perched, cleaning, with breeding colors.
On water.
A dive at point of impact with water.

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