Pelecanus occidentalis     Pelecanidae   

Distribution:  California south to Tierra del Fuego and though out the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico.

Habitat: Marine inhabiting bays and estuaries.

Appearance:  It is 106–137 cm (42–54 in) in length, weighs from 2.75 to 5.5 kg (6.1 to 12 lb) and has a wingspan from 1.83 to 2.5 m (6.0 to 8.2 ft).  It is uniformly brown. When breeding the adults develop a bright yellowish-white head and chestnut neck.  The pouch becomes various shades of red.

Diet: Small fish.

Remarks:  Nest among the mangroves in small colonies.