31 March 2010
Brown Pelican...bientot d'autres photos
A pelican is a large water bird with a distinctive pouch under the beak, belonging to the bird family Pelecanidae. Along with the darters, cormorants, gannets, boobies, frigatebirds, and tropicbirds, pelicans make up the order Pelecaniformes. Modern pelicans, of which there are eight species, are found on all continents except Antarctica. They occur mostly in warm regions, though breeding ranges reach 45° south and 60° North. Birds of inland and coastal waters, they are absent from polar regions, the deep ocean, oceanic islands, and inland South America. Pelicans are large birds with large pouched bills. The smallest is the Brown Pelican.