American White Pelican

(Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

American White Pelican

NatureServe

N4 - Apparently Secure

S3B - Vulnerable Breeding

Minnesota

Special Concern

Occurrence

Common migrant, uncommon breeder

Habitat

Large, shallow bodies of water

Size

54 to 60 in length

108 wingspan

      Photo by Christa Rittberg

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Migration

Early April to early June and late August to mid-November


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Taxonomy

Order:

Pelecaniformes (pelicans, herons, ibises, and allies)

 

Family:

Pelecanidae (pelicans)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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I saw these birds on my lake for the first time. I finally figured out what they were and they are beautiful. I live in Rockford Township in MN on Lake Crawford. I hope they stay around.

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Uploaded on Dec 25, 2009

A brief contemplative look at the American White Pelican, which is a species common to some large fresh water lakes and marshes in the upper midwest of the United States. Specimens shown here were photographed in North Dakota during the summer of 2009.

 
     
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White Pelicans at Ackerman Park - By: Mark H. Vance Be sure to check out of all Mark's bird videos on his channel page - http://www.youtube.com/markinsrq5

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Uploaded on Jul 23, 2009

Photographed at Kellys Slough NWR, North Dakota (23 July 2009). "A wonderful bird is the pelican. His bill can hold more than his belly can..." --Dixon Lanier Merritt

 
     
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Uploaded on Sep 26, 2009

A large squadron of migrating American White Pelicans over Heber Springs, AR was a beautiful sight. These seabirds grow to over 30 pounds and can have wing spans of over 9 feet.

 
     
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American white pelicans fish together to music of Tchaikovsky. Pelicans numbering in the hundreds are making a migratory stopover on Lake Springfield.

 
     

 

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Gerrene
6/3/2017

Location: Lake Crawford, Rockford Township, MN

I saw these birds on my lake for the first time. I finally figured out what they were and they are beautiful. I live in Rockford Township in MN on Lake Crawford. I hope they stay around.

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Kirk Nelson
5/23/2015

Location: Myre-Big Island State Park, Freeborn County

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6/15/2008

Location: Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge, Marshall Co MN

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