Brown Pelican Photo, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus



Brown pelican preening.  After wiping its long beak on the uropygial gland near the base of its tail, the pelican spreads the preen oil on feathers about its body, helping to keep them water resistant, an important protection for a bird that spends much of its life diving in the ocean for prey. La Jolla, California, USA, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, natural history stock photograph, photo id 20034
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Brown pelican preening. After wiping its long beak on the uropygial gland near the base of its tail, the pelican spreads the preen oil on feathers about its body, helping to keep them water resistant, an important protection for a bird that spends much of its life diving in the ocean for prey. La Jolla, California, USA

Stock Photo: 20034
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 2:3
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Updated: October 21, 2017

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