California Brown Pelican Portrait, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus



Brown pelican portrait, displaying winter plumage with distinctive yellow head feathers and colorful gular throat pouch. La Jolla, California, USA, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, Pelecanus occidentalis, natural history stock photograph, photo id 36688Add To Light Table
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Brown pelican portrait, displaying winter plumage with distinctive yellow head feathers and colorful gular throat pouch. La Jolla, California, USA

Stock Photo: 36688
Species: Brown pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, Pelecanus occidentalis
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
Format: Digital 2:3
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