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The Brown Pelican is a North American bird and is the smallest of Pelican Family. The California Brown Pelican moves along the coastal areas to warmer water during the winter. They prefer salty bays and beaches. They feed primarily on fish. They dive up to 70 feet above the ocean’s surface and then dive at high speed to catch their prey below the surface of the water. Since 1988 Conservation Status has been reduced from endangered to least concern, and is considered a conservation success story.


The California native wildflower boarder surrounds the
Brown Pelican with the warmth of a decorative sundial.

Brown Pelican Item:#049

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