The American White Pelican is a huge white bird with a nine-foot wingspan. American White Pelicans have an enormous orange bills and distensible gular (throat) pouches. Breeding adults have a laterally flattened horn on the upper mandible. During flight, the American White Pelican’s long neck is folded back on its body, and its black primaries and outer secondaries contrast prominently with the rest of the wing.

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Friday, April 14, 2017 Rettilon Rd Bolivar Peninsula TX United States
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