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Related to Pelecanus: Pelecanus erythrorhynchos, Pelecanus onocrotalus, Phalacrocorax
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Noun1.Pelecanus - type genus of the PelecanidaePelecanus - type genus of the Pelecanidae  
bird genus - a genus of birds
Pelecanus erythrorhynchos, white pelican - large American pelican; white with black wing feathers
Old world white pelican, Pelecanus onocrotalus - similar to American white pelican
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The bird is a 3-year-old Pelecanus occidentalis occidentalis, or Caribbean brown pelican, whose habitat ranges from the southern United States to the Brazilian Amazon.
While delisted in November 2009 under ESA, the brown pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis, remains protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.
The nearly complete beak of the 30-million-year old fossil, found in the Luberon area of southeastern France, resembles those of the seven modern pelican species so closely that it falls within the genus Pelecanus, said Antoine Louchart of the University of Lyon, France.