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Brown Pelican Preening at Key Largo, Florida (Pelecanus occidentalis)
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Brown Pelican Preening at Key Largo, Florida (Pelecanus occidentalis)
Brown Pelicans feed by plunging into the water, stunning small fish with the impact of their large bodies and scooping them up in their expandable throat pouches. When not foraging, pelicans stand around fishing docks, jetties, and beaches or cruise the shoreline. In flight, lines of pelicans glide on their broad wings, often surfing updrafts along wave faces or cliffs. Their wingbeats are slow, deep, and powerful.
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Captured: Apr 19, 2013
Uploaded: Apr 24, 2013 (UTC)
Focal length: 400 mm
Shutter speed: 1/2500 sec
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 640
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