American White Pelican	(Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) Swimming  Photographed in Sacramento, CA on Nov. 21, 2016. American White Pelican	(Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) Preening  Photographed in Sacramento, CA on Nov. 21, 2016. American White Pelican	(Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) Flying  Photographed at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, NY on Aug. 24, 2013.  They are rare in New York State.
Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis)  Resting on Lava  Photographed on Santa Cruz Island, the Galapagos March 5, 2006.  With sally lightfoot crabs in the background, it was very picturesque and postcard-like. Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) Swimming  It was swimming along side our boat in the Galapagos on March 6, 2006. Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) Flying  It was was flying along side our boat in the Galapagos on March 6, 2006 and keeping pace with us.  Presumably, the slipstream of the boat reduced the effort of flying.