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Brown Pelican
Pelecanus [occidentalis or thagus] (= Pelecanus occidentalis) Linnaeus, 1766
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Order:
  Pelecaniformes
Family:
  Pelecanidae
Genus:
  Pelecanus

Scientific:
  Pelecanus occidentalis

Citation:
  Linnaeus, 1766

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.12 p.215

Protonym:
  Pelecanus occidentalis

Avibase ID:
  9AB5CF9C0F76CCEB

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 174685

Geographic range:

  • Pelecanus occidentalis occidentalis: West Indies and Caribbean to islands off Venezuela
  • Pelecanus occidentalis murphyi: breeds on the Pacific coast of northwestern South America (Colombia and Ecuador); disperses south to northern Chile
  • Pelecanus occidentalis urinator: Galapagos Islands
  • Pelecanus occidentalis carolinensis: breeds coastally in eastern United States (Maryland south to Florida and Texas), eastern Mexico, Belize, and Honduras; and on Pacific coasts of Honduras, Costa Rica, and Panama. Disperses north on Atlantic coast and south to eastern Brazil; and on Pacific coast, north to southern Mexico and south to Peru
  • Pelecanus occidentalis californicus: breeds from southern California (Channel Islands) south locally to northwestern Mexico (south to Sinaloa). disperses north and south along the coast
  • Pelecanus thagus: Pacific coast of s Ecuador to s Chile
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Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Brown or Peruvian Pelican
Czech:
  pelikán hnědý
German:
  Braunpelikan
Danish:
  Brun Pelikan
Spanish:
  Pelícano Alcatraz
Finnish:
  ruskopelikaani
French:
  Pélican brun
Icelandic:
  Brown Pelican
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 4th edition (1931):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 19th suppl.):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 20th suppl.):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 21st suppl.):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 22nd suppl.):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 23rd suppl.):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 24th suppl.):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 25th suppl.):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 26th suppl.):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 27th suppl.):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 28th suppl.):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 29th suppl.):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 30th suppl.):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 31st suppl.):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (1957):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 32nd suppl.):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 33rd suppl.):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 34th suppl.):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Brown or Peruvian Pelican ( Pelecanus [occidentalis or thagus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Brown or Peruvian Pelican ( Pelecanus [occidentalis or thagus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Brown or Peruvian Pelican ( Pelecanus [occidentalis or thagus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Brown or Peruvian Pelican ( Pelecanus [occidentalis or thagus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Brown or Peruvian Pelican ( Pelecanus [occidentalis or thagus])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Brown or Peruvian Pelican ( Pelecanus [occidentalis or thagus])
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Pelecanus occidentalis [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Pelecanus occidentalis [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Pelecanus occidentalis [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
   Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Pelecanus occidentalis [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species group (sometimes a species)

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Other synonyms

Catalan: Pelicà bru
Czech: Pelikán hnedý, pelikán hnědý
Danish: Brun Pelikan
German: Braunpelikan, Meerespelikan
English: Brown or Peruvian Pelican, Brown Pelican
Spanish: Flamenco, Pélican, Pelícano, Pelícano Alcatraz, Pelicano Café, 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): Pelicano Café, pelícano pardo
Spanish (Nicaragua): Pelícano Pardo
Spanish (Peru): Pelícano Pardo
Spanish (Venezuela): Pelícano
Estonian: pruunpelikan
Finnish: Ruskopelikaani
French: Pélican brun, Pélican brun, P. brun ou P. thage
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 [occidentalis or thagus], 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
Chinese (Traditional): 褐鵜鶘

 

         

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