The latin name for the Brown Pelican is Pelecanus occidenentalis. There length is 4 feet, 2 inches and they have a wing span of 7 feet and 6 inches. Adult bodies and wings are grayish brown, head white, with yellowish wash on the crown and their bill is long.
They often rest in trees just like the Great Blue Heron. Flies with slow and V formation or glides to long distances. Their voice is usually soft and silent and uses low grunts at their nesting sites.
Their habitat is in the ocean, bays and esturuaries and few of the brown pelicans wonder to inland.. They can be found on all on the coastal areas of Florida and they are very common to see and photograph in Florida.