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Animals of the Everglades: Pelicans

 
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2006 5:33 pm    Post subject: Animals of the Everglades: Pelicans Reply with quote
Animals of the Everglades continues with Pelicans by C.M.Shorter Very Happy

Arrow Eastern Brown Pelican
"The Eastern Brown Pelican, also known as the American Brown Pelican or Common Pelican is a large bird yet the smallest of the world’s eight Pelican species. The Brown Pelican has an average weight of 8-10 lbs, measures 4 ft. in length with a magnificent wingspan of 6 ½ to 7 ½ ft. and now makes it home throughout southern Florida. However, the Eastern Brown Pelican can be found nowhere else in numbers like the prime breeding grounds of Pelican Island off the east coast of Florida."

Arrow Pelican Island
"Pelican Island and the Eastern Brown Pelican are key symbols in America’s conservation history. Not many people realize the great historic conservation significance of Pelican Island. It was this tiny island sanctuary and the Eastern Brown Pelican species that paved the way for our nation’s Federal bird reservations."

Arrow Pelican Species
"Scientifically in the Class of Aves, Pelicans are a very distinct group of birds with all 8 species belonging to a single genus. Distant relatives of the Black-Faced Cormorant and Frigate Birds, migrating Pelicans can stay aloft for periods as long as 24 hours. The Great White Pelican is the longest of the Pelican subspecies reaching 70 inches in length with a spectacular wingspan reaching over 120 inches."

Arrow Pictures of Pelicans

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