Friday, June 8, 2012

Brown Pelican

The Life of Animals | Brown Pelican | The Brown Pelican occurs on both coasts of the Americas. On the Atlantic coast and Gulf coast, which spread from Nova Scotia to Venezuela, and the mouth of the Amazon River. In the Pacific Ocean are found from British Columbia to South Central Chile, including the Galapagos Islands. Some immature birds may depart interior freshwater lakes. After nesting, North American birds move in flocks further north along the coast, returning to warmer waters for winter. 

This bird is the American White Pelican by its brown body and its habit of diving for fish in the air like a fishing cooperative to distinguish from the surface in contrast. Groups of Brown Pelicans often travel in single file, flying low over the water surface.

Pesticides also threatened the pelican population in Florida during this period. Along with the American White Pelican, Brown Pelican is protected by the Law of migratory birds contract in 1918. The International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List listed the brown pelican as Least Concern in 1988, the U.S. government to prohibit the use of DDT imposed in 1972. Since then, the Brown Pelican population increased.

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