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Pelecanus occidentalis (Brown Pelican) is a species of birds in the family pelicans. They are native to The Nearctic and The Neotropics. They are diurnal carnivores. They have parental care (paternal care, female provides care, and pair provides care). They rely on swimming, flight, and gliding to move around.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NBO_0000369
  • Definition: Behavior related to the expansion lateral surface of the body with the intention of increasing the wind resistance against the body and hence reducing the speed of falling.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Brown Pelican. View this species on GBIF