Brown Pelican
Pelecanus occidentalis

f16 @ 1/800s, ISO:800, Nikon D3S w 300mm and 1.7X teleconverter


"Brown Pelican," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Through most of its range, the brown pelican is an unmistakable bird. Like all pelicans, this species has a very large bill, 28 to 34.8 cm (11.0 to 13.7 in) long in this case, with a gular pouch on the bottom for draining water when it scoops out prey. The head is white but often gets a yellowish wash in adult birds. The bill is grayish overall in most birds, though breeding birds become reddish on the underside of the throat.
Brewers Bay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
 
02/16/2016