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California Brown Pelican Pictures


Tuesday, April 01, 2008

 
 
 California Brown Pelican

California Brown Pelicans spend a good portion of each day preening. This drying and waterproofing process is critical for maintaining insulation and bouncy. This Brown Pelican displays the behavior, it works from feather to feather using its beak to transfer oil from a gland located at the base of its tail.

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ID# BPL-076
California Brown Pelican Preening
species: Pelecanus occidentalis
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