Brown Pelicans are huge, stocky seabirds. They have thin necks and very long bills with a stretchy throat pouch used for capturing fish. Their wings are very long and broad and are often noticeably bowed when the birds are gliding.
Huge. Slightly smaller than an American White Pelican; much larger than a Herring Gull.goose-sized or larger
- Both Sexes
- Length: 39.4-53.9 in (100-137 cm)
- Weight: 70.5-176.4 oz (2000-5000 g)
- Wingspan: 78.7 in (200 cm)