Animals in costa rica – part 1 / Brown Pelican
Pelecanus occidentalis / Brown Pelican:
They live at the coast of north-, central- and south america. It’s the largest waterbird in costa rica, but the worlds smallest pelican species.
Brown pelicans glide close to the ocean’s surface and when a fish is spotted they rise 30 feet into the air before dive-bombing into the sea. This is the only known pelican species to dive for their food.
Pelicans are perfect thermic sailors and perservering flyer. They can fly 24hrs. without even a break and reach distances up to 300 miles.
Pelicans can get 31 years old.