American white pelicans: What a wingspan!

The American white pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) can have a wingspan of up 9.5 feet. That’s about two feet wider than the more commonly seen brown pelican’s wingspan. One way the American white pelican feeds is by skimming just above the water, dipping their beaks under the surface and scooping up small fish with their beak’s pouch, usually in shallow water … Continue reading American white pelicans: What a wingspan!