Brown Pelican

The Brown Pelicans of Cabo San Lucas are frequent visitors at the piers, where they follow in coming fishing boats, beg for hand-outs and steal fish from the boaters if they can.

The Feather Files
Name: Brown Pelican
Species: Pelecanus occidentalis
Color: Adult birds are gray-brown with yellow heads and white necks. In breeding plumage, the back and sides of the neck turn a rich, dark reddish-brown. Immatures are gray-brown above (including the head and neck) with a pale whitish belly and breast.
Native to and Migration: Most brown pelican populations in this part of Mexico are resident.
Date Seen: January 7, 2017
Location: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico