Brown Pelican Juvenile Pelecanus occidentalis Old Fishermans Grotto Wharf Monterey
The Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis)
The Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) 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).
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