|A pair of Pelecanus occidentalis fly above the beach at North Peninsula State Park, Florida.|
Brown pelicans are known for diving for their meals, which they catch in large gular pouches attached to their lower bill. On land, they move about rather clumsily with their large bodies and webbed feet. But in flight, they are truly magnificent. Their long broad wings make them brilliant gliders. And when they flock together, which they do more often than not, they are a sight to see as they soar gently above the sand and waves.