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.