Brown Pelican Photo, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus



A brown pelican preening, reaching with its beak to the uropygial gland (preen gland) near the base of its tail. Preen oil from the uropygial gland is spread by the pelican's beak and back of its head to all other feathers on the pelican, helping to keep them water resistant and dry. La Jolla, California, USA, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, natural history stock photograph, photo id 30289
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A brown pelican preening, reaching with its beak to the uropygial gland (preen gland) near the base of its tail. Preen oil from the uropygial gland is spread by the pelican's beak and back of its head to all other feathers on the pelican, helping to keep them water resistant and dry. La Jolla, California, USA

Stock Photo: 30289
Species: Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
Lat/Long: 32.85054° N, -117.2713° W (Coordinates: 32.85054°, -117.27136°)
Format: Digital 3:2
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Updated: November 18, 2017

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