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Point Pelee National Park of Canada

Birds of Point Pelee National Park

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Brown Pelican (Provincial Rarety)
-Pelecanus occidentalis

Bill and pouch similar to that of White Pelican. Adults in summer: Head mainly white (yellowish on top), this extending down neck, framing the pouch; rest of neck and hind-head dark chestnut-brown. Upper parts dark brown. Adults in winter: Similar to adults in summer but hind-head and hind-neck white. Immature: Head and neck dark brown. Upper parts whitish, the sides tinged with brownish grey.