HABITAT: The brown pelican lives primarily in warm coastal marine habitats and estuaries; it is seldom found inland.
DIET: Brown pelicans typically eat fish such as smelt and anchovies, as well as some crustaceans.
PREDATORS: Adult pelicans do not have any natural predators, though chicks may fall victim to gulls, skunks, and feral cats.
FUN FACT: The brown pelican is the only pelican that dives from the air into the water to catch its prey.
Photo by Rick Lewis