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Taxonomy: Order Pelecaniformes >> Family Pelecanidae >> Genus Pelecanus

American White Pelican (Unique ID: 10616)
American White Pelican
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Species: American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)
Location: Perry Lake Outlet Channel, Jefferson County, Kansas, United States
Age: ---     Plumage: basic/non-breeding     Activity: foraging/eating
Sex: ---     Visibility: partial body     Quantity: multiple
Photographer: David Seibel     Date: October 1, 2016
Equipment: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV and Canon 500mm f/4L IS     Megapixels: 2.9

Notes: Crop of Image 10615 to show detail. Notice the fish (tentatively identified as a young largemouth bass, Micropterus salmoides) in the pelican's bill. The phrase "out of the frying pan and into the fire" comes to mind.


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