Pelecanus erythrorhynchos

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Noun1.Pelecanus erythrorhynchos - large American pelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchos - large American pelican; white with black wing feathers
pelican - large long-winged warm-water seabird having a large bill with a distensible pouch for fish
genus Pelecanus, Pelecanus - type genus of the Pelecanidae
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American white pelicans normally eat four pounds of fish a day, but it's unclear how long they survive without food.
American White Pelican, cormorants), foliage and seeds (ducks, American Coot), or invertebrates (Northern Shoveler, Ruddy Duck, Lesser Scaup, Wilson's Phalarope, peeps) were in larger flocks (Table 2).
We describe patterns associated with forced copulation attempts on chicks by adult American White Pelicans (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos; hereafter pelicans) in a breeding colony in Saskatchewan, Canada.
A large pond held American white pelicans, Canada geese, herons, egrets, cormorants, grebes, ibis and a variety of ducks.
WNV was presumed to be the etiologic agent for >9,000 American white pelican deaths in 7 states in 2002-2003 on the basis of testing of a sample of carcasses from various affected colonies (6).
American White Pelicans over the Florida Panhandle, photographed during shorebird aerial surveys.
Look for tiny red-necked phalaropes foraging for brine shrimp, and American white pelicans flying in tight formation.
An estimated 680 birds died, mostly American white pelicans (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) and wading birds, including over 40 endangered American wood storks (Mycteria americana).

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