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American White Pelican, Swan Falls, Snake River, Idaho

American White Pelican, Swan Falls, Snake River, Idaho (February 2016)

A wonderful bird is the pelican,
His bill will hold more than his belican,
He can take in his beak
Enough food for a week
But I’m damned if I see how the hellican

– “The Pelican” (1910) by Dixon Lanier Merritt, misattributed to Ogden Nash.

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