Three beauties... no, I don't think so :) - Hey and almost no zoom here, I was very close!

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American White Pelican has a long and flat bill, with a large throat sac, and in the breeding season vivid orange like the iris, the bare skin around the eye, and the feet. In the breeding season, there is a laterally flattened "horn" on the upper bill. This is shed off after the birds have mated and laid their eggs.

Biały Pelikan Amerykański ma długi i płaski dziób, z dużym workiem podgardla, w okresie lęgowym jaskrawo pomarańczowy. Pelikan ma gołą skórę wokół oczu i nóg. W sezonie lęgowym maja bocznie spłaszczony "róg" w górnej częsci dzióba. **Jest on zrzucany po okresie lęgowym i złozeniu jaj.

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Comments (108)

Bobby Vempati on July 29, 2012

Hahaha...excellent capture..."Three Musketeers"

LIKE88 + FAV12

Best wishes, Deepti & Bobby

JO Cervantes D on August 25, 2012

Great shot! L+F

hubert.zumbach on September 6, 2012

Funny picture Urszula, really nice!
Greetings, Hubert.

mauro1968 on October 16, 2012

Bellissima e simpatica composizione con tocco di classe, LIKE 92! Ciao Urszula, con i più sinceri saluti e complimenti per la tua gallery, MAURO :-)))

tofil44 on October 29, 2013

it's been a long time that I watch the arrival of 3 beautiful pelicans on "3 to be three" done with you thank you. Like 94

tofil44 on November 2, 2013

I am waiting for the return of three pelicans in "3 to be three" group

Urszula K. on November 2, 2013

Thank you tofil44 for remembering the pelicans :) You are a very good owner of the group of "3 to be three". I thought it is an interesting and well managed group!

greetings, Urszula

tofil44 on November 2, 2013

So I understand, the pelicans are in full breeding season with their highly pigmented beak sign of good health, and laterally flattened "horn" the three animals are a perfect picture for a Like 94

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Urszula K.
Calgary, AB, Canada

Photo taken in Fish Creek Provincial Park, 15979 Southeast Calgary, Calgary, AB T2P 0Y8

Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 3, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Urszula K.
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ35
    • Taken on 2011/05/02 14:10:10
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 86.40mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.400
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash