Brown Pelicans

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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.

Down The Hatch

On an early September 2016 day, the brown pelicans were diving for fish all around the Anna Maria Island pier in Manatee County.

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Pelecanus Occidentalis BW

On an early September 2016 day, the brown pelicans were diving for fish all around the Anna Maria Island pier in Manatee County.

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Divers Treat

On an early September 2016 day, the brown pelicans were diving for fish all around the Anna Maria Island pier in Manatee County.

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Brown Pelican

On an early September 2016 day, the brown pelicans were diving for fish all around the Anna Maria Island pier in Manatee County.

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Down The Hatch BW

On an early September 2016 day, the brown pelicans were diving for fish all around the Anna Maria Island pier in Manatee County.

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Pelecanus Occidentalis

On an early September 2016 day, the brown pelicans were diving for fish all around the Anna Maria Island pier in Manatee County.

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Brown Pelican BW

On an early September 2016 day, the brown pelicans were diving for fish all around the Anna Maria Island pier in Manatee County.

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Crash Landing BW

On an early September 2016 day, the brown pelicans were diving for fish all around the Anna Maria Island pier in Manatee County.

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Crash Landing

On an early September 2016 day, the brown pelicans were diving for fish all around the Anna Maria Island pier in Manatee County.

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Laying Low

A brown pelican hopes for a handout from one of the fishing guides at the Bahia Beach Marina in Ruskin, Florida in April of 2016.

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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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A White Crown

This brown pelican was resting on the docks at the boat launch area of E.G. Simmons Park in Ruskin, Florida.

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