Brown pelican: sitting on a rock showing off the nictitating membrane

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This California brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis californicus) is photographed sitting on a peaked rock in front of the ocean. The third eyelid of the pelican (palpebra tertia or nictitating membrane) is in the middle of a blink, half-covering the eye.
This California brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis californicus) is photographed sitting on a peaked rock in front of the ocean. The third eyelid of the pelican (palpebra tertia or nictitating membrane) is in the middle of a blink, half-covering the eye.
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Birds: Pelicans and gulls
Keywords:
  • California
  • California Brown Pelican
  • Coast Blvd.
  • La Jolla Cove
  • Pelecanus occidentalis californicus
  • San Diego County
  • animal
  • bird
  • blue
  • cliff
  • nictitating membrane
  • ocean
  • palpebra tertia
  • rock
  • seashore
  • sunrise
  • water