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Brown Pelican

Pelecanus occidentalis Linnaeus, 1766

The Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) is a small pelican found in the Americas. It is one of the best known and most prominent birds found in the coastal areas of the southern and western United States. It is one of only 3 pelican species found in the Western Hemisphere. The Brown Pelican is one of the only two pelican species which feeds by diving into the water. Source: Wikipedia




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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:
  F59AB6B357BF97D8

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/F59AB6B3

Taxonomic 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
Saozneg - RU:
Brown Pelican
Tchekeg:
pelikán hnědý
Alamaneg:
Braunpelikan
daneg:
Brun Pelikan
Spagnoleg:
Pelícano Pardo
Finneg:
ruskopelikaani
Galleg:
Pélican brun
Islandeg:
Brúnkani
Italianeg:
Pellicano bruno
Japaneg:
kasshokuperikan
japaneg:
カッショクペリカン
Nederlandeg:
Bruine Pelikaan
Norvegeg:
Brunpelikan
Norvegeg:
Brunpelikan
Poloneg:
pelikan brunatny
Portugaleg:
Pelicano-pardo
Portugaleg (Brazil):
Pelicano-pardo
Rusianeg:
Американский бурый пеликан
Sloveg:
pelikán hnedý
Svedeg:
brun pelikan
Ukrainiek:
Пелікан бурий
Sinaeg:
褐鹈鹕


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 59th suppl.):
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American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 60th suppl.):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Pélican brun ( Pelecanus occidentalis) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Pélican brun ( Pelecanus occidentalis) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
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Clements 3rd edition:
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Clements 4th edition:
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Clements 5th edition (as published):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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Clements, version 2019:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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Sibley and Monroe (1993):
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Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
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Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
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South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
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South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
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South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
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South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
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South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
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South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
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South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
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South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
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South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
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South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
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South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
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South American Classification Committee (22/04/2017):
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South American Classification Committee (4/06/2018):
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South American Classification Committee (6/06/2019):
Brown Pelican ( Pelecanus occidentalis) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Pelecanus occidentalis [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

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

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Other synonyms


Katalaneg: Pelicà bru
Carib: Jariku
Tchekeg: Pelikán hnedý, pelikán hnědý, pelikán hnìdý
daneg: Brun Pelikan
Alamaneg: Braunpelikan, Meerespelikan
Saozneg - RU: Brown Pelican
English (IOC): Brown Pelican
Spagnoleg: Alacatraz, Alcatraz, Flamenco, Pélican, Pelícano, Pelícano Alcatraz, Pelícano Café, Pelicano pardo, Pelícano Pardo
Spanish (Chile): Pelícano pardo
Spanish (Colombia): Pelícano común, Pelícano Pardo
Spanish (Costa Rica): Pelicano pardo
Spanish (Cuba): Alcatraz, Pelícano
Spanish (Dominican Rep.): Pélican, Pelícano
Spanish (Ecuador): Pelícano Pardo
Spanish (Spain): Pelícano Pardo
Spanish (HBW): Brown Pelican
Spanish (Honduras): Flamenco, Pelícano café
Spanish (Mexico): Pelícano Café, pelícano pardo
Spanish (Nicaragua): Pelícano Pardo
Spanish (Panama): Pelícano Pardo
Spanish (Peru): Pelícano Pardo
Spanish (Puerto Rico): Pelícano Pardo
Spanish (Venezuela): Alcatraz, Pelícano
Estoneg: pruunpelikan
Finneg: Ruskopelikaani
Galleg: Pélican brun, Pélican brun d'Amérique
Guianese Creole French: Zozo-fou
Guadeloupean Creole French: Grand gosier
Haitian Creole French: Gangozye
Hebreeg: שקנאים
Kroateg: Američki smeđi nesit
Hungareg: barna gödény
Islandeg: Brúnkani
Italianeg: Pellicano bruno
Japaneg: kasshokuperikan
japaneg: カッショクペリカン
scientific: Pelecanus fuscus, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis occidentalis
lituaneg: Rudasis pelikanas
latveg: brūnais pelikāns
Nederlandeg: Bruine Pelikaan
Norvegeg: Brunpelikan
Norvegeg: Brunpelikan
Poloneg: pelikan brunatny
Portugaleg: pelicano, pelicano-do-mar, Pelicano-pardo
Portugaleg (Brazil): pelicano, pelicano-do-mar, Pelicano-pardo
Portuguese (Portugal): Pelicano-pardo
Rusianeg: Американский бурый пеликан, Бурый пеликан
Sloveg: Pelikán hnedý
Serbeg: Američki smeđi nesit
Sranan: Kodyo
Svedeg: Brun pelikan
Turkeg: Kahverengi Pelikan
Ukrainiek: Пелікан бурий
Sinaeg: 褐鹈鹕
Chinese (Traditional): 褐鵜鶘

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