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									               Brown pelican


By:Devon.p Brian..b Donerick.s
     Wesley.b Capricia.j
            Interesting facts

• As recently as the early 1970s,
  Brown Pelican was seriously
  endangered.
                 Identification Tips:
                Length: 41 inches
Description     Wingspan: 90 inches
                Sexes similar
                Huge, dark bird
                Long bill with a pouch,
                dark on Atlantic/Gulf
                coasts; bill paler along
                Pacific coast, becomes
                season.
                Flies with neck tucked.
                Plunges from great
                heights into water to catch
                fish .
              Brown pelicans fly close to
                the water.
                            Habitat
• The Brown Pelican
  lives near the ground
  and builds its nest in
  weeds . It lives around
  the Gulf Coast and is
  extremely rare.
             Why is the brown pelican
                         endangered?
• The brown pelican is endangered partly because of
  humans catching them on a hook and over 200
  brown pelicans have bin rescued at a wharf and
  have bin injured last summer.
• . In the late 1970's, there were no Brown Pelicans
  left in Louisianna due to DDT. In the early 1990's,
  as their numbers began to increase, Brown
  Pelicans were moved from the endangered species
  list and placed on the threatened species
  list.Currently, their biggest threat comes from loss
  of habitat
    What is being done to help the
                  brown pelican?

• DDT was banned and human disturbances
  of nesting colonies was also banned.
                                         Resources
• http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/nature/endang/birds/bpe
  lican.htm
• http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/birds/pr
  intouts/Brownpelicanprintout.shtml
• http://www.dfg.ca.gov/te_species/index/classificatio
  n/birdslist/pelican.html
• http://www.rit.edu/~rhrsbi/GalapagosPages/BrownP
  elican.html
• http://pelicanharbor.bizland.com/pelicansinfo.chtml
• http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/environment/eao/biology/
  usfw-list/Pelican.htm

								
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