My adventures in the woods, streams, rivers, fields, and lakes of Michigan

Pelicans


Pelicans

Order: Pelecaniformes Family: Pelecanidae

Pelicans are very large water birds with a distinctive pouch under the beak. Like other birds in the order Pelecaniformes, they have four webbed toes. There are 2 Michigan species.

American White Pelican, Pelecanus erythrorhynchos

Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis

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