White Pelican Pin
One of the largest flying birds in the world, American White Pelicans are snowy white with black feathers that are visible only when their wings are spread. Their bills and legs are yellow-orange, with a yellow plate forming on the upper bill of breeding adults. They often form in groups to feed from the water’s surface, dipping their pouched bills into the water instead of plunge-diving, as brown pelicans feed. They shed heat by facing away from the sun and fluttering their bill pouches, which contain many blood vessels, allowing them to cool down quickly.
1.125" hard enamel pin; nickel metal finish
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