American White Pelican

American White Pelican

Size: 54 – 70 inches

This bird lives in shallow bodies of water with lots of fish and eats by putting its head and beak underwater.

Food: fish – 3 pounds a day!

Nest: scrape on ground

In Marin: Leave in spring on breed on an island in a lake in Nevada

Wingspan 9 feet!

A species of special concern in California. Used to nest in California, but doesn’t any more. Only 15 colonies in the world.


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