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Brown Pelican

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The Brown Pelican is the smallest bird of its type, and is found on the west coast of North America.
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Description

Latin Name: Pelecanus occidentalis Conservation Status: Lower Risk
Estimated Size: 42"-54"  
 
The Brown Pelican ranges all along the West Coast, as far south as the Amazon River. There are 7 members in the Pelican family, of which the Brown Pelican is the smallest. As its name would suggest, this pelican is coloured in different shades of brown. They hunt for fish by diving into the water while flying, instead of from the water surface.
 
 

         
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