American White Pelican

White PelicanPhoto by Alan Henry

Scientific Name: Pelicanus erythrorhynchos

White pelicans like to hunt in groups of 12 or more to work together and corral fish to one another.

  • Size: Weight: 10 to 30 pounds; Length: 54 to 67 inches; Wingspan: 94 to 114 inches
  • Diet: Fish, crustaceans and amphibians
  • Habitat: Bogs, swamps, lakes, rivers and estuaries
  • Range in the Wild: Southern Canada, United States and the Caribbean

Conservation Status

Listed as Least Concern.

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