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  • Brown Pelican

    Brown Pelicans are huge, stocky seabirds. They have thin necks and very long bills with a stretchy throat pouch used for capturing fish. Their wings are very long and broad and are often noticeably bowed when the birds are gliding. Santa Cruz, California

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    Adult Brown Pelicans are gray-brown birds with yellow heads and white necks. In breeding plumage, the back and sides of the neck turn a rich, dark reddish-brown. Immatures are gray-brown with pale whitish belly and breast. Shoreline, California

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    They feed by plunge-diving from high up, using the force of impact to stun small fish before scooping them up in their large bills. Moss Landing, California

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    Moss Landing, California

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    Shoreline, California

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    Shoreline, California

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    Shoreline, California

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    Don Edwards NWR, California

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    Don Edwards NWR, California

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    Don Edwards NWR, California

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    Don Edwards NWR, California

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    Don Edwards NWR, California

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    Don Edwards NWR, California

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    Channel Islands National Park, California

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    Shoreline, California

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    Shoreline, California

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    Shoreline, California

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    Channel Islands National Park, California

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    Channel Islands National Park, California

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    Channel Islands National Park, California

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    Santa Cruz, California

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    Santa Cruz, California

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    Santa Cruz, California

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    Moss Landing, California

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    Moss Landing, California

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    Moss Landing, California

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    Moss Landing, California

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    Shoreline, California

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    Monterey, California

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    Shoreline, California

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    Shoreline, California

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    Santa Cruz, California

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    Don Edwards NWR, California

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    Don Edwards NWR, California

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    Don Edwards NWR, California

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    Don Edwards NWR, California

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    Don Edwards NWR, California

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    Don Edwards NWR, California

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    Don Edwards NWR, California

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    Don Edwards NWR, California

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    Breeding on lakes throughout the northern Great Plains and mountain West, the American White Pelican is one of the largest birds in North America. It winters along the coasts, but breeds only inland. Shoreline, California

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    Baylands, California

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    Don Edwards, NWR, California

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    Don Edwards, NWR, California

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    Baylands, California

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    Don Edwards, NWR, California

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    Don Edwards, NWR, California

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    Shoreline, California

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    Shoreline, California

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    Shoreline, California

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    Shoreline, California

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    Shoreline, California

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    Shoreline, California

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    Shoreline, California

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    Shoreline, California

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    Shoreline, California

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    Shoreline, California

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    Shoreline, California

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    Shoreline, California

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    Shoreline, California

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    Don Edwards, NWR, California

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    Shoreline, California

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    Shoreline, California

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    Shoreline, California

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    Shoreline, California

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    Shoreline, California

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    Shoreline, California