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Brown Pelican

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Overview

The Brown Pelican is a large marine species living strictly on coastal areas and islands. They are instanstly recognizable for their large size, and gigantic gular pouch. These birds are renowned for their acrobatic head-first dives to snatch unsuspecting fish in their expandable pouches.


Fun Fact

"While Brown Pelicans drain water from its bill after diving, gulls frequently attempt steal the fish right out of its pouch—sometimes even while perching on top of the pelican's head! *Pelicans often follow fishing boats and hang around piers for handouts. *Pelicans have a unique incubation process, which involves using the skin of their feet and standing on the eggs to keep them warm *The oldest Brown Pelican on record was 43 years of age."

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