Brown Pelican

These are brown pelicans.  They live on both coasts of America, from Washington State and Virginia all the way south to northern South America.  We saw these pelicans at the Turtle Point exhibit in SeaWorld.

Brown pelicans are the smallest of all the pelicans, but they are still big birds.  They weigh 6-12 pounds and have a wingspan of 6-8 feet.  Brown pelicans dive from the air into the water to catch fish, amphibians, and crustaceans.  They have a big throat pouch under their bill to hold fish.

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Raymie is a 11 year old boy who loves animals. He is always looking around for new animals. He wants to be a zookeeper someday.
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