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Credit & Copyright: Jerry Musgrove from Denver, CO White Pelican on Sloans Lake:This pelican, near Denver, Colorado, has an interesting growth on its beak. I wonder if it is natural or an injury or a parasite of some sort?
Brasil about 13years ago said: Wonderful photo Jerry.....Congratulations.
Italy about 13years ago said: Naturalisticamente interessante. E certamente anche una gran bella foto.
Jean Allen from
Flat Rock, NC about 13years ago said: Excellent sleuthing, Jerry. This site can offer more than a pretty picture to look at; it can educate as well. It invites us to marvel at the surprises to be found in nature.
South Carolina about 13years ago said: Weird, wonder what the purpose of the horn is. Just to attract mates?
Jerry Musgrove from
Colorado about 13years ago said: According to Wiki: In the breeding season, there is a laterally flattened "horn" on the upper bill, about one-third the bill's length behind the tip. This is shed off after the birds have mated and laid their eggs.