Virgin Island Fossil Coral Brown Pelican Collectible Figurine
This enchanting animal statue has so much character he almost seems alive, capturing all the delightful eccentricities of this amazing bird. The intricate detail found in the feathering is a thrill. Buy this fantastic figurine now and he'll make an enjoyable addition to any collection. Give the Caribbean Brown Pelican figurine as a gift to give pleasure to any lucky recipient.
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Virgin Island Fossil Coral Figurines are not painted...
They are shot through with color as they are made. Every figurine made is unique. The technique of the artisan in laying in the colors, the batch of white fossil coral prepared for use, the temperature, the humidity, all affect how the colors will flow. No two will ever be exactly the same. All our pieces are all individually made. The Coral Studio employs no mass production techniques, only skilled craftsmen.
Brown Pelican Facts
A common nesting resident in the the British Virgin Islands, the Caribbean Brown Pelican can often be seen as he lifts off from his perch in the trees at the water's edge and plunges steeply into the sea in search of schools of little fry. He can also be seen skimming effortlessly above the waves, before he lifts off to soar up and dive for food. The smallest of all pelicans, the Caribbean Brown is a master fisherman.
Pelicans are gregarious and nest in colonies, the male bringing the material, the female forming the nest. Pairs are monogamous for a single season but the pair bond extends only to the nesting area; away from the nest mates are independent.
Pelicans have been around for over 40 million years and are found on all continents except Antarctica. They are the state bird of Louisiana.
Latin Name: Pelecanus Occidentalis
A wonderful bird is the Pelican,
His bill can hold more than his belican
He can take in his beak
Food enough for a week;
But I'm damned if I see how the helican.
~ Dixon Lanier Merritt - but often incorrectly attributed to Ogden Nash