28 October, 2009

American White Pelican

Scientific Name:  Pelecanus erythrorhynchos

Population Estimate: 180K, Least Concern status

Range / Habitat: Breeds in isolated areas from Manitoba, Canada and Minnesota west to northern California. Winters in California, Mexico, Central America, along the Gulf Coast and in Florida.

Field Notes: Huge, all white water birds with unmistakable large yellow bill and orange legs. Black tipped wings in flight. 
Personal Notes: We loved the above photos taken at Salton Sea, particularly together with the Brown Pelican.

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