Category: Pelecanidae


Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) Science Article 1 abstract Previous studies have shown age-related differences in feeding success for a number of bird species, particularly those found in marine environments. We compared the foraging success of adult and immature Brown Pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis) feeding along the Playa Miramar northwest of Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico. On many of […]

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)

[order] PELECANIFORMES | [family] Pelecanidae | [latin] Pelecanus erythrorhynchos | [UK] American White Pelican | [FR] Pelican d’Amerique | [DE] Nashornpelikan | [ES] Pelicano Norteamericano | [NL] Witte Pelikaan Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics Huge (wingspread 8endash 9 1/2 feet). White, with black primaries and a great orange-yellow bill. Adults in breeding plumage have a […]

Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus)

[order] PELECANIFORMES | [family] Pelecanidae | [latin] Pelecanus crispus | [UK] Dalmatian Pelican | [FR] Pelican frise | [DE] Krauskopf-Pelikan | [ES] Pelicano cenudo | [NL] Kroeskoppelikaan Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics Huge, whitish waterbird. Silvery-white breeding plumage. Yellow to purple bare skin around eyes. Orange-red gular pouch at onset of breeding becoming yellow later. […]

Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus)

[order] PELECANIFORMES | [family] Pelecanidae | [latin] Pelecanus onocrotalus | [UK] Great White Pelican | [FR] Pelican blanc | [DE] Rosapelikan | [ES] Pelicano vulgar | [NL] Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics At distance on water or ground, difficult to separate from other west Palearctic pelicans, but, in flight, adult distinguished from Dalmatian and Pink-backed […]

Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis)

[order] Pelecaniformes | [family] Pelecanidae | [latin] Pelecanus occidentalis | [UK] Brown Pelican | [FR] Pelican brun | [DE] Braunpelikan | [ES] Pelicano Pardo | [IT] Pellicano bruno | [NL] Bruine Pelikaan Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Pelecanus occidentalis NA, LA coasts, Caribbean Pelecanus occidentalis californicus coasts of […]