pélican d’amérique / American White Pelican by Steve Troletti

pélican d'amérique / American White Pelican by Steve Troletti

pélican d’amérique / American White Pelican by Steve Troletti

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American White Pelican
Flying in Dallas, USA
Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Subclass: Neornithes
Infraclass: Neognathae
Superorder: Neoaves
Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Pelecanidae
Genus: Pelecanus
Subgenus: Pelecanus
Species: P. erythrorhynchos
Binomial name
Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
Gmelin, 1789
Synonyms

Pelecanus erythrorhynchus (lapsus)

The American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) is a large aquatic bird from the order Pelecaniformes. It breeds in interior North America, moving south and to the coasts, as far as Central America, in winter.

The scientific name means “red-billed pelican”, from the Latin term for a pelican, Pelecanus, and erythrorhynchos, derived from the Ancient Greek words erythros (ἐρυθρός, “red”) + rhynchos (ῥύγχος, “bill”).

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Troletti Steve (Stefano) (350 Posts)

Steve Troletti is a Nature and Wildlife Photographer who has always been a field naturalist at heart. A deep respect for the natural world and a love for birds is present in all aspects of his photography. Striving to educate and create awareness about the wonders of the natural world around us, Steve shares his passion through photography. Images created by Steve Troletti have been published in magazines around the world. To enjoy more of Steve Troletti's photographic work visit his web site @ http://www.trolettiphoto.com


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