Brown Pelicans are the smallest of eight pelican species, standing 4 feet tall with wingspans of 6 to 8 feet. They are one of two species of pelicans that plunge dive to scoop up fish and water into their pouch, which holds two to three times more than their stomachs. Due to pesticide use in the late 50s to early 70s, they were on the verge of extinction, but since regulations were established, their numbers have steadily increased.
1.5" Hard enamel pin; gold metal.
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