Order: Pelecaniformes | Family: Pelecanidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult Breeding | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Florida, USA
Age: Adult Non-Breeding | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Santa Cruz, California
Age: Juvenile | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Florida, USA
Age: Immature | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Florida, USA
Status: The Brown Pelican is a migratory species in Peru and it is largely restricted to the warm waters of northern Peru in the Departments of Tumbes, Piura, and Lambayeque. They regularly disperse south, but this dispersal is more prevalent during strong El Niño years.
Name in Spanish: Pelícano Pardo.
Sub-species: Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis murphyi) Linnaeus, 1766.
Meaning of Name: Pelecanus: Gr. pelekan, pelekanos = pelican. occidentalis: L. occidens= west, from the west.
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 11/09/2014.