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Caribbean brown pelican

A portrait of a friend visiting the oceanarium in Rosario Islands in Colombia. This specimen Pelecanus occidentalis occidentalis, commonly called: Caribbean brown pelican, is the typical subspecies of the brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis), a bird belonging to the pelican family (Pelecanidae) that inhabits, with several subspecies, on the coasts of America since the southern United States to Brazil. This subspecies is the one found in the Caribbean Sea. Of course this birds love water and make a rendez vous to other acquatic friends.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2021
Date Uploaded: 08.2021
Photo Location: Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
Camera: iPhone 12 Pro
Copyright: © Carla Fernandez