AnAge entry for Pelecanus occidentalis

Classification (HAGRID: 01881)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Aves (Taxon entry)
            Order: Pelecaniformes
                Family: Pelecanidae
                    Genus: Pelecanus
Species
Pelecanus occidentalis
Common name
Brown pelican

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
43 years
Source
ref. 445
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

Banding studies suggest that only 30% of animals survive their first year of life and less than 2% live more than 10 years. Maximum longevity is 43 years [0445].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
365 days
Male sexual maturity
730 days
Incubation
29 days
Clutch size
3 (oviparous)
Clutches per year
1
Weight at hatching
63.5 g
Adult weight
3,116 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.112 days-1 (from logistic function)

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 174685
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 37043
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