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Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) Linnaeus, 1766
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Order:
  Pelecaniformes
Family:
  Pelecanidae

Scientific:
  Pelecanus occidentalis
Citation:
  Linnaeus, 1766

Protonym:
  Pelecanus occidentalis

Avibase ID:
  F59AB6B357BF97D8

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 174685

Geographic range:

  • Pelecanus occidentalis occidentalis: West Indies and Caribbean to islands off Venezuela
  • Pelecanus occidentalis carolinensis: Locally on Atlantic coast of tropical America
  • Pelecanus occidentalis murphyi: Pacific coast of nw South America from Colombia to Peru
  • Pelecanus occidentalis urinator: Galapagos Islands
  • Pelecanus occidentalis californicus: Anacapa I. and islands off Baja and in Gulf of California
Source: Clements checklist 2012

English:
  Brown Pelican
Czech:
  pelikán hnědý
German:
  Braunpelikan
Danish:
  Brun Pelikan
Spanish:
  Pelícano Pardo
Finnish:
  ruskopelikaani
French:
  Pélican brun
Italian:
  Pellicano bruno
Japanese:
  kasshokuperikan
Japanese:
  カッショクペリカン
Dutch:
  Bruine Pelikaan
Norwegian:
  Brunpelikan
Polish:
  pelikan brunatny
Portuguese:
  Pelicano-pardo
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Pelicano-pardo
Russian:
  Американский бурый пеликан
Slovak:
  pelikán hnedý
Swedish:
  Brun pelikan
Chinese:
  褐鹈鹕


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts:
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (May 2014):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Pélican brun ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Pélican brun ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
Clements 1st edition:
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
Clements 3rd edition:
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
Clements 4th edition:
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
Clements 6th edition:
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
eBird version 1.50:
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
eBird version 1.52:
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
eBird version 1.53:
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
eBird version 1.54:
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
Howard and Moore 4th edition:
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.01:
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.02:
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.03:
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.04:
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.05:
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.01:
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.02:
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis)

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes considered a nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Pelecanus [occidentalis or thagus] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

Czech: Pelikán hnedý, pelikán hnědý, pelikán hnìdý
Danish: Brun Pelikan
German: Braunpelikan, Meerespelikan
English: Brown Pelican
Spanish: Alacatraz, Alcatraz, Flamenco, Pélican, Pelícano, Pelícano Alcatraz, Pelícano Café, Pelicano pardo, Pelícano Pardo
Spanish (Chile): Pelícano pardo
Spanish (Colombia): Pelícano Pardo
Spanish (Costa Rica): Pelicano pardo
Spanish (Cuba): Alcatraz
Spanish (Dominican Rep.): Pélican, Pelícano
Spanish (Honduras): Flamenco, Pelícano café
Spanish (Mexico): Pelícano Café, pelícano pardo
Spanish (Nicaragua): Pelícano Pardo
Spanish (Venezuela): Pelícano, Alcatraz
Estonian: pruunpelikan
Finnish: Ruskopelikaani
French: Pélican brun, Pélican brun d'Amérique
Guadeloupean Creole French: Grand gosier
Haitian Creole French: Gangozye
Hebrew: שקנאים
Hungarian: barna gödény
Italian: Pellicano bruno
Japanese: kasshokuperikan
Japanese: カッショクペリカン
Latin: Pelecanus fuscus, Pelecanus occidentalis
Lithuanian: Rudasis pelikanas
Dutch: Bruine Pelikaan
Norwegian: Brunpelikan
Polish: pelikan brunatny
Portuguese: pelicano-do-mar, Pelicano-pardo
Portuguese (Brazil): pelicano-do-mar, Pelicano-pardo
Russian: Американский бурый пеликан, Бурый пеликан
Slovak: Pelikán hnedý
Swedish: Brun pelikan
Chinese: 褐鹈鹕

 

         

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