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American White Pelican
Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
Copyright David Seibel, 2016 (#10615) | Send Comment

Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Exposure: 1/1000 sec, f/14.0, ISO 1250
Lens: Canon 500mm f/4L IS
Date: October 1, 2016
Location: Perry Lake Outlet Channel, Jefferson County, Kansas, USA

Description: These pelicans demonstrated a common behavior ("cooperative" fishing) in an uncommon way, thanks to a submerged net that had trapped a number of small fish. The bird on the left found the net and was quickly joined by the three others. They worked at extracting the fish for several minutes with limited success.