Similar to the American Bald Eagle, Brown Pelicans have come back in significant numbers
from their close encounter with extinction and, as a consequence, were removed from the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's endangered species list in 2009. Hundreds of thousands
of the large birds thrive again in the Southern coastal states, East to West...

<Picture of 4 Brown Pelikans in flight, others eagerly clamoring for spoils from a fishing boat in  2nd picture>

Humans, in many places, have shaped environment and behaviorism of Brown Pelicans.
It's all they know by now. I never got to observe American White Pelicans in similar situations.
I hope I never will.

<A dozen or so Brown Pelicans clamoring for fis offered by a man on a boat ramp>
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