The Brown Pelican has a grey/brown body and with yellow heads and white necks. The neck is long and thin, they have a long bill and a long wingspan. Immature Brown Pelicans are all grey/brown including the head and neck.
There may be slight regional differences between the Brown Pelicans found on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, with the ones on the Atlantic said to be smaller and the ones on the Pacific having a red throat pouch.
The top three photos were taken in Florida in March 2011. The bottom photo was taken near Pismo Beach, California in August 2005.
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