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BIRDS OF THE WORLD BOREAL FOREST - Pelecanus erythrorhynchos - American White Pelican

These pelicans are very fond of company, and usually stay together in large colonies to rear their young. Most of the time they can be seen together in groups on feeding trips. Both parents help in feeding the young, they do this by regurgitating food and the young stick their heads into the parents beak to feed. Adults rarely make any noise, but when they do it is usually a low grunt. However, the young feel the need to squeal, and are very noisy.

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