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Old Dec 2, 2008, 12:25 PM   #1
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These are American White Pelicans, which do not plunge dive for fish as do Brown Pelicans. They are communal feeders, herding or pursuing fish on the surface until they can dip under and scoop them up.

White Pelicans vie with the Condors as the largest North American flying birds, with their 10 foot wingspan.


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1 Form a line abreast to herd the fish before them
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2 and then dip down after them
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3 and then the successful ones slide them down the chute
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4 or form up to encircle the fish
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5 and draw the ends of the line around in a ring like a purse seine, to encircle the fish
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6 Or form up in a group to cruise along pursuing fish, dipping when they can
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