JungleDragon is a nature and wildlife community for photographers, travellers and anyone who loves nature. We're genuine, free, ad-free and beautiful.

Join

Brown pelican beauty One of three species of pelican found in the Americas and one of two that feed by diving into water. It was lovely to see these in number within the San Francisco Bay area.<br />
<br />
 1 to 1.5 m in length. The bill can measure up to 350 mm. Aves,Brown pelican,North America,Pelecanidae,Pelecaniformes,Pelecanus occidentalis,San Francisco,Summer,United States,brown pelican,fauna,vertebrate Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Brown pelican beauty

One of three species of pelican found in the Americas and one of two that feed by diving into water. It was lovely to see these in number within the San Francisco Bay area.

1 to 1.5 m in length. The bill can measure up to 350 mm.

    comments (2)

  1. Great portrait shot, Ruth! Posted 4 months ago
  2. Love this shot Ruth Posted 4 months ago

Sign in or Join in order to comment.

The brown pelican is a bird of the pelican family, Pelecanidae, one of three species found in the Americas and one of two that feed by diving into water. It is found on the Atlantic Coast from New Jersey to the mouth of the Amazon River, and along the Pacific Coast from British Columbia to northern Chile, including the Galapagos Islands.

Similar species: Pelicans, Herons, Ibises
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
View Ruth Spigelman's profile

By Ruth Spigelman

Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives
Uploaded Jul 3, 2022. Captured Jul 18, 2012 10:05 in Frank Cresci Plaza, Beach Street &, Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/5.0
  • 1/256s
  • ISO250
  • 150mm