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dc.contributor.authorGarst, Warren, 1922-2016
dc.contributor.authorGarst, Genevieve Sherwin, 1922-2013
dc.coverage.spatialSouthern North America
dc.coverage.spatialSouth America
dc.coverage.temporal1958-1988
dc.date1958-1988
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T06:39:31Z
dc.date.available2007-01-03T06:39:31Z
dc.identifierMGARaaaa100787
dc.identifierGarst_12556.tif
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10217/53778
dc.descriptionScientific Classification: Kingdom: Animalia ; Phylum: Chordata ; Class: Aves ; Order: Pelecaniformes ; Family: Pelecanidae ; Genus: Pelecanus ; Genus species: Pelecanus occidentalis
dc.descriptionAnimal characteristics: Head-Body Length: 127 cm ; Identification: The brown pelican has a dark brown body, a long flat bill, and a whitish head with a dark brown hind-neck during breeding season. ; Habitat: Coasts, oceans ; Diet: Carnivore: fish ; Reproduction: Nests are built in trees or on the ground. Each pair lays 2-3 eggs with both parents helping to incubate them for 28-30 days. The chicks can fly when they are 9-12 weeks old. Brown pelicans have one brood each year. ; Social Structure: Brown pelicans remain in flocks while away from the breeding grounds. They forage and rest together, and what one does they all do. ; Behavior: Brown pelicans are often seen diving into the water from as high as 15 meters, cushioning the impact with the air sacs on the front of their bodies. As they fly over water, they often form single file lines. ; Status: No special status ; Interesting Facts: The brown pelican is the smallest pelican species and the only one that is not white. They have a wingspan of 6.5 feet.
dc.publisherColorado State University Libraries
dc.relation.isformatofSlide no. G12556
dc.relation.ispartofWarren and Genevieve Garst Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Colorado State University
dc.rightshttp://lib.colostate.edu/wildlife/copyright.html
dc.sourceOriginal: 35 mm slide ; color
dc.subjectBrown pelican
dc.subjectgull-like bird
dc.subject.lcshBrown pelican
dc.subject.lcshPelicans
dc.subject.lcshPelecaniformes
dc.subject.lcshBirds
dc.subject.lcshVertebrates
dc.subject.lcshChordata
dc.titleBrown pelican standing on rock with beak open
dc.typePhotograph
dc.identifier.schemaCSU Core v. 1.1


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