Description: With his webbed feet pointing inward and his bill tucked in, this Brown Pelican had a bashful look. Yet he also seems to have a hidden smile. I’ve always thought that Brown Pelicans are one of the most enjoyable birds to watch, with an awkward beauty all their own.
Common Name: Brown Pelican
Scientific Name: Pelecanus occidentalis
Photograph taken at the South Jetty in Venice, Florida.
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