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There are two sub-species of the Brown Pelican. One is the Brown Pelican (Pacific), as the name indicates is found along the western coast of the states bordering the Pacific Ocean. This pelican in considered threatened and is in the state of recovery. The other is the Brown Pelican (Atlantic), the more common of the two. It is found along the Atlantic coastlines and into the Gulf of Mexico. It can also be found throughout the Caribbean islands.
The Brown Pelican is one the largest seabirds found in North America. Although, they might seen awkwards when observed on land, the pelicans can soar without effort. Recognized by their head-on dives, straight into the sea to capture fish, using their large lower bills to hold their prey. When traveling along the coast, it is common to see them perched on street lights and piers.