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|From my vacation in Cuba|
Brown Pelican - Pelecanus occidentalis
The Brown Pelican is the smallest of the eight species of pelican, although it is a large bird in nearly every other regard. It is 106–137 cm (42–54 in) in length, weighs from 2.75 to 5.5 kg (6.1 to 12 lb) and has a wingspan from 1.83 to 2.5 m (6.0 to 8.2 ft).
Through most of its range, the brown pelican is an unmistakable bird. Like all pelicans, this species has a very large bill, 28 to 34.8 cm (11 to 13.7 in) long in this case, with a gular pouch on the bottom for draining water when it scoops out prey.
Unique among the world's seven species of pelicans, the Brown Pelican is found along the ocean shores and not on inland lakes. It is the only dark pelican, and also the only one that plunges from the air into the water to catch its food.
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Nice picture.Like its big spreading wings with good details.Clear picture.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,
- [2014-01-26 10:50]
Very nice capture of flying pelican, excellent detail and perfectly sharp photo with amazing colors and good composition.
magestic and beautiful, TFS Ori
A great photograph of this Brown Pelican in flight. I am sure images like these aren't easy to capture but you sure make it look effortless. Fantastic sharpness and composition, your point of view is just great, lovely bright colours too. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.