The Brown Pelican is the smallest of the eight species of pelican. It is between 42–54 inches in length and weighs from 6 to 12 lbs. It has a wingspan of 6 to 8 feet. Like all pelicans, this species has a very large bill ranging from 11 to almost 14 inches long. The Brown Pelican lives on both coasts in the Americas. On the Atlantic Coast they range from Nova Scotia to Venezuela. On the Pacific Ocean they are found from British Columbia to south central Chile, and including the Galapagos Islands where I took these photos.
Posted by: danielfee | October 18, 2013