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Waterfowl Identification in the Central Flyway

American White Pelican

GIF -- Picture of Species

May be confused with the whooping crane, especially in flight, but neck is not extended. Black markings on its eight-foot wingspan extend almost to its body and its yellow legs are not visible beyond the tail. The bill is long and yellow. Commonly seen in large flocks of 20 or more.

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