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Brown Pelican

┬ęDelores J. Knowles 2008 -- Yesterday, I posted an image of a young, immature Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis). This is a full grown mature adult. The smallest of the eight species of pelican, adult brown pelicans have a grayish-brown body with a darker underbelly and white head and neck. During breeding season the back part of the neck becomes deep chestnut and a yellow patch appears at the base of the front of the neck. Eyes are very light blue with pink eyerings. Photographedon the west coast of Florida in Citrus County.

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Jeanne Santiago 21 Feb 2008

Beautiful capture!

Artist Reply: Thanks for the kind comment on my Brown Pelican image.

Joanna Jungjohann 21 Feb 2008

super awesome, words alone cannot say how I feel when I see this king beauty

Artist Reply: Thanks for the kind comments on my Great Egret in a Tree image and my Brown Pelican image.

Mrs.David Jobes(Dee) Jobes 21 Feb 2008

BEAUTIFUL Photo!!!Fantastic camera work,Delores!!!:)

Artist Reply: Thanks for the kind comments on my Great Egret in a Tree and my Brown Pelican images.

jamie winter 21 Feb 2008

excellent great color

Artist Reply: Thanks for the kind comments on my Egret in a Tree and the Brown Pelican image.

Melinda Sue Flessert 21 Feb 2008

awesome shot

Artist Reply: Thanks for the kind comment on my Brown Pelican image.