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The brown pelican (pelecanus occidentalis) is one of three pelicans in the Americas and can be found on the coasts of the United States, Mexico, Central America, northwestern South America and the Caribbean. They are rarely seen inland except at the Salton Sea in California. It and the Peruvian pelican are the only two pelicans that plung-dive for prey.
Waiting For A Handout
An immature brown pelican rests on a floating dock at one of the marinas at Bahia Beach in Ruskin, Florida in mid April, 2016 while it waits for a handout from one of the fishing guides..
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