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  1. 1. California Brown Pelican Wetlands Creature
  2. 2. California Brown Pelican <ul><li>DESCRIPTION: The brown pelican is a large, grayish-brown bird with a blackish belly and a white head and neck. It has a long beak with a thin, membranous pouch. </li></ul><ul><li>SIZE: Approximately 4 ft. tall </li></ul><ul><li>WEIGHT: Approximately 6-7 lb. </li></ul>
  3. 3. California Brown Pelican Diet <ul><li>DIET: Includes fish and surface minnows </li></ul><ul><li>Dives down and scoops up fish in its long beak’s pouch </li></ul><ul><li>Pelicans require large quantities of food daily. Pelicans feed mainly on &quot;trash&quot; fish that have little to no commercial or sporting value. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Pelican’s Habitat <ul><li>HABITAT:Primarily found along coasts and in bays and estuaries </li></ul><ul><li>RANGE:American Pacific coast from western Canada to northern </li></ul><ul><li>Peru </li></ul><ul><li>The pesticide DDT almost </li></ul><ul><li>led to the disappearance </li></ul><ul><li>of brown pelicans </li></ul>
  5. 5. Name & Classification <ul><li>COMMON NAME: California brown pelican </li></ul><ul><li>KINGDOM: Animalia </li></ul><ul><li>SCIENTIFIC NAME: Pelecanus (a pelican) occidentalis (from the western hemisphere) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Pelican Life Cycle <ul><li>INCUBATION: 28-30 days </li></ul><ul><li>CLUTCH SIZE: 1-3 eggs </li></ul><ul><li>SEXUAL MATURITY: Approximately 2.5-3 years </li></ul><ul><li>LIFE SPAN: 15-25 years </li></ul>
  7. 7. Pelican Habits <ul><li>1. Brown pelicans dive into the water from 30 feet above to capture prey. After catching the prey and a lot of water, they tip their bill downward to drain the water before swallowing the fish. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Pelican's pouch is used as a dip net to catch fish, which are soon swallowed into the stomach (the center of gravity) so that they can maintain their balance while flying. </li></ul><ul><li>3. They can hold up to 3 gallons of water in a sac in their throat, several times more than their stomach. </li></ul><ul><li>4. The brown pelican, the smallest of the Pelecanidae family, can fly up to 30 mph. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Enemies <ul><li>Pelicans are often victims of fishing hooks and lines, oil spills, pesticides, guns, arrows, cars, boats, and power lines. </li></ul><ul><li>Man is the #1 enemy. </li></ul><ul><li>Other predators are the coyote, fox, and hawks/eagles (prey on eggs & babies). </li></ul>

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