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Brown Pelican-The feast

Brown Pelican-The  feast
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Copyright: PETER TAMAS (sirianul) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 509] (3544)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-12-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon 600 mm f/4 II
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/2500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-13 14:54
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The last picture with Brown Pelican- The feast.

The water impact automatically opens the pelican's elastic pouch completely, filling it with water and (hopefully) fish. When a brown pelican pops back to the surface, the first thing it does is sit with its bill lowered so the water can drain out.

The pouch is not normally used for storing food since, once the water is eliminated, the bird raises its bill and gulps down the fish.

However, the pouch is an excellent scoop when schools of baitfish are plentiful and the pelican can skim them off the surface.

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