Photo of the Week – Love Bump

American White Pelican
American White Pelican
Pelecanus erythrorhynchos, Pelecanidae
Fern Ridge WMA, Oregon, United States
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
May 17, 2015

Here we can see a good example of a male pelican in full breeding plumage. Perhaps the most striking difference is the fibrous plate on the bill, which is sometimes referred to as a nuptial tubercle.

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