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The Peruvian pelican - Pelecanus thagus A very colorful and beautiful pelican species.<br />
Especially the colored and stripes beak is wonderful. Animalia,Aves,Birds,Chordata,Geotagged,Pelecanidae,Pelecaniformes,Pelecanus,Pelecanus thagus,Peru,Peruvian pelican Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

The Peruvian pelican - Pelecanus thagus

A very colorful and beautiful pelican species.
Especially the colored and stripes beak is wonderful.

    comments (6)

  1. It's flying straight to the homepage :) Posted 5 years ago
    1. Haha, thank you very much :) Posted 5 years ago
  2. One hit after the other, your discipline in quality photography is a huge inspiration. Posted 5 years ago
    1. I'm a terrible perfectionist and I'm not easily satisfied.
      This can be a huge erroneous.
      Not many pictures come through the inspection.
      Posted 5 years ago
  3. I,m a great fan of your photography. You have a lovely free style that makes your photos a real pleasure to look at. Posted 5 years ago
    1. Thanks for the compliment.
      Always great to hear people like your work :)
      Posted 5 years ago

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The Peruvian pelican is a member of the pelican family. It lives on the west coast of South America, from Lobos de Tierra Island in Peru to Pupuya Islet in Chile.

These birds are dark in colour with a white stripe from the top of the bill up to the crown and down the sides of the neck. They have long tufted feathers on the top of their heads. It used to be considered a subspecies of the brown pelican . The Peruvian birds are nearly twice the bulk of the brown pelican, averaging 15.4 lb.. more

Similar species: Pelecaniformes
Species identified by Wendy
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Uploaded Aug 28, 2014. Captured in Sendero al Candelabro, Reserva Nacional De Paracas, Peru.