|Scientific Name||Pelecanus occidentalis|
- The brown pelican is one of the most famous birds of western and southern United States.
- They are highly gregarious species.
- Brown pelicans live in flocks all year round.
- They are often seen flying in V-shaped flocks.
- The brown pelican is the State bird of Louisiana.
- They are big stocky seabirds.
Size & Weight
- TOTAL LENGTH: 106–137 cm (42–54 in)
- WEIGHT: 75 to 5.5 kg (6.1 to 12.1 lb)
- WINGSPAN: 1.83 to 2.5 m (6.0 to 8.2 ft)
- BILL LENGTH: 28 to 34.8 cm (11.0 to 13.7 in)
Mangrove swamps, freshwater lakes
Atlantic Coast, Gulf Coast, Venezuela, Nova Scotia, Gulf of Mexico, British Colombia, North Carolina, Galapagos Islands, California, Central America, northern Peru
Amphibians, crustaceans, pigfish, sheepshead, prawns, pinfish, silversides, herring, minnows, mullet
2 – 3 broods
HEIGHT: 10–26 cm (3.9–10.2 in)
Gulls, frigatebirds, skuas, raptors, feral cats, foxes, skunks, American alligators