Brown pelican

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phylum Chordata The Brown Pelican is a small pelican found in the Americas. It is one of the best known and most prominent birds found in the coastal areas of the southern and western United States. It is one of only 3 pelican species found in the Western Hemisphere. The Brown Pelican is one of the only two pelican species which feeds by diving into the water. The head is white but often gets a yellowish wash in adult birds. The bill is grayish overall in most birds, though breeding birds become reddish on the underside of the throat.

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clade Diapsida
Class Aves
order Pelecaniformes
family Pelecanidae
genus Pelecanus
species P. occidentalis