Birds of Colombia

PELICANS | PELÍCANOS

Inhabitant of warm coastal regions it is amazingly graceful in flight. Dives to get big fish or drive fish into shallow water by beating their wings where they can catch them easily. Pelicans are highly social and they reunite in large groups to feed to look for fish

Viven en las zonas cálidas costeras y su vuelo es muy elegante. No les molesta la proximidad de los humanos. Clavan o agrupan los peces para alimentarse con su largo y poderoso pico 

BROWN PELICAN

Name in English: Brown Pelican
Name in Spanish: Pelícano pardo
Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Pelecanidae
Scientific Name: Pelecanus occidentalis
Size/Tamaño: 51 in | 130 cm
Status: 
Location: All coastal areas
Altura: Sea level
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Photos by: Luis A. Materón ©

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ORDER PELECANIFORMES
FAMILY PELECANIDAE - FAMILIA PELECANIDAE

Species of the family Pelecanidae to photograph 
Species de la familia Pelecanidae por fotografiar
Scientific
Name
Name in
Spanish
Name in
English
Pelecanus erythrorhynchos Pelícano Blanco Americano American White Pelican
Pelecanus thagus Pelícano Peruano Peruvian Pelican