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Pelican “Keel”

Male and female American white pelicans (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) develop a fibrous keel (knob or horn) on their culmen (top bill) during the breeding season. The keels can be up to two inches high. After the pelicans mate and lay their … Continue reading

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Breeding American White Pelican

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American white pelicans (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)┬álay one to six white eggs on a low mound built from mud and debris, usually on marshy islands. These monogamous birds nest in colonies. Try as I may, I cannot find pelican nests. Although I … Continue reading

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