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Preening Pelican

Preening Pelican

A California Brown Pelican (Pelicans occidentals) preening on the cliffs at La Jolla, California February 2018. Canon 5D IV, 100-400mm IS Mark II, ISO 800, 1/1000 second @ f/5.6. Note that the gular pouch (throat) skin is vibrant red during mating season; the colors in this image have not been enhanced.

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