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Friday, August 25, 2017

Photo Share: American White Pelican

I love this photo. We took this photo in Door County, WI in May. I love the Double-Crested Cormorants behind the Pelican. We also went birding at Horicon Marsh last week (August) and the Pelicans did not have the bump on there beak. Do you know why this is? Thank you 😀 Laura Mathews
Thank you very much for sharing your wonderful observations! I'm not an expert on American White Pelicans but I did look them up on https://www.allaboutbirds.org/.

It says during the breeding season, adults grow an unusual projection or horn on the upper mandible near the tip of the bill. The horn is shed after the birds have mated and laid their eggs. Very interesting.

The Double-Crested Cormorants look unreal.

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