Information about the Brown Pelican:
The Brown Pelican of the smallest of the eight species of pelican. Despite being a small pelican, it is a large bird, being 42–54 inches in length (106–137 centimeters, weighing between 6.1 to 12 pounds (2.75 to 5.5 kilograms) with a wingspan from 6.0 to 8.2 feet (1.83 to 2.5 meters.) They birds are native to both sides of the North American Continent on the Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf coasts. They are very gregarious birds, flocking in large numbers. Like all pelicans, these birds use their enormous bills to catch food, diving bombing their prey from several feet above the water, then allowing the water to drain out they swallow whatever fish they've caught. The widespread use of DDT in the 70's dramatically threatened their population, and in some places they were nearly exterminated. With the banning of DDT their numbers have rebounded and now enjoy a stable, healthy population in most of their native range.
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