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Point Pelee National Park of Canada

Birds of Point Pelee National Park

Image of: Pelican, American White
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Pelican, American White (Local Rarety)
-Pelecanus erythrorhynchos Gmelin


Adult: bill long, flattened, with very conspicuous pouch, and in the breeding season an upright horny process on the culmen. Plumage mostly white with wing tips black. Breast and lesser wing coverts with narrow lanceolate feather tinged yellow. Bill and pouch yellow with reddish tinge. Bare skin around eyes orange; eyelids red. Feet orange-red.

 


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