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This California brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis californicus) is rising off the ocean to land on nearby sea cliffs after a morning foraging for food, primarily small fish that it takes by diving.
California Brown Pelican In Flight, La Jolla California.
Image ID: 36626
Species: Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, Pelecanus occidentalis
California brown pelican in flight, spreading wings wide to slow in anticipation of landing on seacliffs.
Image ID: 36687
Species: Brown pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus
Location: La Jolla, California, USA