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White pelicans
November 6, 2010

White Pelicans, Mississippi

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos White pelicans are among the largest Mississippi Flyway migrants. At an average weight of 16 pounds (7 kilograms), they rely on a nine-foot (three-meter) wingspan to enable flight at very high altitudes. They use a unique fishing technique, cooperatively herding fish into small areas on the surface where the pickings are easy. Watch Great Migrations this month on the National Geographic Channel » See more bird photos »
Photograph by Annie Griffiths, National Geographic

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