Brown Pelican Photo, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus



Brown pelican spreads its enormous wings to slow before landing on seaside cliffs.  Brown pelicans appear awkward but in fact are superb and efficient fliers, ranging far over the ocean in search of fish to dive upon.  They typically nest on offshore islands and inaccessible ocean cliffs.  The California race of the brown pelican holds endangered species status.  In winter months, breeding adults assume a dramatic plumage. La Jolla, California, USA, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, natural history stock photograph, photo id 20017
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Brown pelican spreads its enormous wings to slow before landing on seaside cliffs. Brown pelicans appear awkward but in fact are superb and efficient fliers, ranging far over the ocean in search of fish to dive upon. They typically nest on offshore islands and inaccessible ocean cliffs. The California race of the brown pelican holds endangered species status. In winter months, breeding adults assume a dramatic plumage. La Jolla, California, USA

Stock Photo: 20017
Species: Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
Lat/Long: 32° 51' 00° N, 117° 16' 13° W (Coordinates: 32.01267°, -117.21683°)
Format: Digital 3:2
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Updated: November 22, 2017

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