|A male Brown Pelican with its colorful head feathers, showing off for the camera, Cancun, Mexico; 12/19/10.|
|A Brown Pelican gliding low over the water in search of food, Isla Contoy, Mx; 12/21/10.|
|A Brown Pelican taking the plunge; Cancun, Mx, 12/19/10.|
|A Brown Pelican feasting after it traps its prey in its pouch, Isla Contoy, Mx; 12/21/10.|
|female Brown Pelican resting at Isla Mujeres, Mx; 12/20/10.|
I found that during the winter season, most birds are not in their breeding season, but that is untrue for the Brown Pelicans' mating season, which starts in December and runs through August - a rather long breeding season as birds go. As you can see by the photos, during breeding season the male Brown Pelican's head feathers become a bright white and yellow with a deep red back of the neck.
|Iguana of the day, Cancun, Mx; 12/19/10.|