November 29, 2021  •  Leave a Comment




Of the 8 species of Pelicans, only the Brown Pelican lives primarily on coastal shores and is one of only two of the species that dramatically dive for their food. They can spot fish from 60-70 feet over the water and often dive from that height. as well. 

They can live from 10 to 30 years and although endangered about 35 years ago they now number around 650,000 here in the U.S.

They  use their pouches to catch fish(not store them). After draining the water from their pouch they swallow their catch.

Their beaks can hold more water than their stomachs




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