Brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis)
- Unlike other pelicans, brown pelicans hunt by diving into water with wings partly folded in order to catch prey.
- During the breeding season, the female brown pelican lays 2 to 3 eggs.
- Usually nesting on the ground, the brown pelican will also sometimes nest in trees or on cliffs.
- A colonial species, brown pelicans live in large flocks throughout the year.
Classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1).
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IUCN Red List (October, 2009)