Brown pelican

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Brown pelican
Brown pelican
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Aves
Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Pelecanidae
Genus: Pelecanus
Binomial name
Pelecanus occidentalis
Linnaeus, 1766

The brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) is a large bird that lives along the coasts of the Atlantic, Pacific Ocean, and Gulf of Mexico in North and South America.

Brown pelicans are carnivores (meat-eaters) and hunt during the day (they are diurnal). They eat mostly fish and some amphibians and crustaceans.