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American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) | by Sharon's Bird Photos
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American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)

Cool Facts - The White Pelican does not dive for fish as the Brown Pelican does. Instead, it dips its head underwater to scoop up fish. Several pelicans may fish cooperatively, moving into a circle to concentrate fish, and then dipping their heads under simultaneously to catch fish.

 

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Taken on July 27, 2011