pelecanus (pelican) erythrorhynchos (from erythros, red, and rhynchos, beak)
Friday, April 6, 1984 — 1:45 pm
Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico
We saw the American White Pelicans closely packed together on a small mud flat in the middle of a large, shallow slough. Occasionally one would stand up and flap its wings. The slough was surrounded by miles of desert scrub, none of which grew to a height of more than 15 feet.