Brown Pelicans winter in the Bay Area, and start to devolop striking breeding plumage, with buffy feathers on the head and black on the back of the neck, along with a deep red color in the gular pouch. The hook at the end of the bill is used in preening.

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Len Blumin

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Len Blumin

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