Brown Pelican

photo by Terry Foote

Scientific classification

Order

Pelecaniformes

Family

Pelecanidae

Subfamily

Pelecanus

Species

occidentalis

Appearance

* Very large bird with generally brown-grey plumage
* Brown throat and greenish featherless skin around the eyes
* Size: 100-137 cm, wingspan: 183-250 cm

Habitat

Coastal areas and open sea

Countries

Americas

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