2019—Atlantic Brown Pelican

There are two subspecies of Brown Pelican, Atlantic and Pacific.  They differ slightly in size and in breeding colors.  Since I was on the east coast of Florida when I took this photograph, I must assume it is an Atlantic Brown Pelican although my Sibly Guide to Birds indicates there is some movement of these populations across Central America.  A few of the Brown Pelicans we saw were in breeding plumage but this bird is still in its non-breeding plumage.

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