Birds that moved freely from pond to pond to feed socially or in mixed-species flocks on fish (e.g., American White Pelican
, cormorants), foliage and seeds (ducks, American Coot), or invertebrates (Northern Shoveler, Ruddy Duck, Lesser Scaup, Wilson's Phalarope, peeps) were in larger flocks (Table 2).
organochlorine contaminants in the American White Pelican
breeding at Pyramid Lake, Nevada.
WNV was presumed to be the etiologic agent for >9,000 American white pelican
deaths in 7 states in 2002-2003 on the basis of testing of a sample of carcasses from various affected colonies (6).
Near the pyramid is Anaho Island, a national wildlife refuge and one of eight nesting colonies in the West for the American white pelican
"I never leave disappointed," Smith said as she shot pictures of American white pelicans
flying over the water at Fox River Forest Preserve in Port Barrington.
However, values entered into an electronic medical record database (Zoological Information Management System [ZIMS], Species360, Bloomington, MN, USA) are available in 4 more commonly zoo-maintained Pelecaniformes species: American white pelicans
(Pelecanus erythrorhynchos), brown pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis), great white pelicans (Pelecanus onocrotalus), and pink-backed pelicans (Pelecanus rufescens).
* West Nile Virus in American White Pelicans
At first glance, it seems that the news is good; wintering birds such as Allen's Hummingbirds and American White Pelicans
are doing well.
Look for tiny red-necked phalaropes foraging for brine shrimp, and American white pelicans
flying in tight formation.
American White Pelicans
over the Florida Panhandle, photographed during shorebird aerial surveys.
An estimated 680 birds died, mostly American white pelicans
(Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) and wading birds, including over 40 endangered American wood storks (Mycteria americana).
For millennia, its fish have fed the Paiute, whose reservation encompasses the lake, as well as thousands of American white pelicans
that summer on Pyramid's Anaho Island.