Mixed Flock of Brown & American White Pelicans
Mixed Flock of Brown & American White Pelicans
Pelecanus occidentalis &
P. erythrorhynchos, Pelecanidae
Ria Celestún, Yucatán, Mexico
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
November 21, 2014

Returning to Celestún this week we have a scoop of pelicans. Besides the central landing pelican, my favourite part of this image is the expanded gular pouch on the bird to the right. When pelicans raise these pouches above their heads they have a truly odd shape, resembling more a plant than a bird.

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