Range Tracking

Herding Fish

The American White Pelican on winter break visits Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. This large migratory bird likes to fly in groups. Group behavior is the key, since they are also cooperative feeders, floating around together coordinating driving fish into shallow water where they then scoop the fish up with their large bills.
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A couple of examples of skimming atop the surface of the water during landing before sinking down onto the surface.
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Fishing as a group activity.
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