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The American white pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) is one of two pelican species native to North America. The other is known as the brown pelican (P. occidentalis.)

 

One of the largest birds in North America, with a 9-foot wingspan. Similar to Brown Pelican in shape but much larger, and very different in habits: Occurs far inland, feeds cooperatively in shallow lakes, and does not dive from the air for fish. Despite its great size, a spectacular flier, with flocks often soaring very high in the air, ponderously wheeling and circling in unison.

 

Ground-nesting birds, and their eggs young, are especially vulnerable to predation. Nesting in large colonies, and on islands, help decrease such losses. As predators, pelicansGround-nesting birds, and their eggs young, are especially vulnerable to predation. As predators, pelicans help to control populations of fish and other aquatic animals.

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