Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Brown pelican at beach of Todos Santos

This brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) is standing at the beach of Todos Santos in Baja California, Mexico. It has its neck and head folded back, relaxing in a bill-on-body posture. This is the same head position with which pelicans can be seen during their flights. They keep their necks and heads folded back on their shoulders while cruising the coast or sailing over the water.

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