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Pelecanus

Pelicans

There are two types of pelicans that can be found on Galveston island, Brown pelicans and the American white pelican. Unlike the white pelicans that migrate to the island during winter, Brown pelicans can be seen year round (especially near fishing boat docks). An interesting fact you might not know about pelicans is that their pouches are only used as a fishing net to catch prey, they do not use their throat pouch as a storage for food.

Pelican: Bio
Pelican: Works
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