Friday, January 18, 2013

American White Pelican

American White Pelican
The American white pelican has the second longest wingspan of any bird in North America, only the California condor has a longer wingspan.White pelicans breed on inland lakes in the north central plains of the U.S. and Canada. They are a ground nesters, so to protect the eggs and young they nest in colonies on isolated islands in the lakes. They eat primarily fish which they scoop up in their large beak. Often times several pelicans will work cooperatively when feeding. During the winter they migrate to coastal regions in the southern U.S., Mexico and Central America.

8 comments:

Audrey said...

superbe photo,bravo ;o)

'Tsuki said...

Nice Pelican shot... That is funny, cause at the moment i read a lot about alchemia, and there is a lot of pelicans in that matter...

Carol L McKenna said...

Magnificent photography ~ love the wildlife photos you capture ~

(A Creative Harbor) ^_^

Gemma Wiseman said...

The wings almost seem larger than the bird's body in this photo! And a magical reflection!

DeniseinVA said...

Beautifully caught as he takes off and I love that soft reflection.

HansHB said...

Nice reflections!

Kay L. Davies said...

Fabulous shot of the big white pelican. We sometimes see them flying upriver here in southeastern Alberta.
K

Powell River Books said...

What an amazing capture! - Margy