The Brown Pelican is a large bird with a 6½ foot wingspan. It has an immense bill, and in breeding season its distensible gular (throat) pouch is olive to red. The body is grayish-brown with a blackish belly. Non-breeding adults have white heads and necks; breeding adults have dark chestnut hind-necks and a yellow patch at the base of the fore-neck. Immature Brown Pelicans have dark heads. In flight, the long neck is folded back on the body.

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Friday, April 24, 2015 1926€“1994 Spinnaker Dr Ventura CA United States
Friday, April 14, 2017 982 Pelican Ln Port Bolivar TX United States
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 2580 Ingraham St San Diego CA United States
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