California brown pelican

noun

Definition of California brown pelican

: a Pacific coast pelican that is a variety (Pelecanus occidentalis californicus) of the brown pelican and has a creamy head and bright red gular pouch

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“California brown pelican.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/California%20brown%20pelican. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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