American White Pelican

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American White Pelican

The American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) breeds locally in W and C North America; winters in S to Guatemala, accidentally to Nicaragua and Costa Rica. It prefers open waters.

152cm (60”), 7kg. Very large. White with blackish primaries and outer secondaries. Bill, pouch and facial skin bright yellow; grayish smudging on nape (nonbreeding). Young: Plumage mixed with dusky; bill and pouch grayish.

Common Name: American White Pelican
Scientific Name: Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
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