Utah Bird Profile
American White Pelican - Pelecanus erythrorhynchos

Name roots: (Gr. pelekus, "axe")  (Gr. pelekan, "woodpecker"; Gr. erythros, "red", rhyncos, "beak")

In Utah:   
By Jack Binch

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characteristic behaviors:
Nests on the ground in a scrape nest. This species is not a cowbird host. During the breeding season, this species is a piscivore: freshwater surface gleaner. During the non-breeding seasons this species is a piscivore: coastal surface gleaner.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in water and wetlands habitats.
How to find:  

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