High resolution giclee print mounted on cradled birch plywood panel,12 x 12 x 1"
The brown pelican was designated the state bird of Louisiana in 1966. Early European settlers were impressed
with the pelican's generous and nurturing attitude toward their young, and the brown pelican has been a
symbol of LA since that time. Louisiana's official nickname is, "The Pelican State," and the brown pelican
appears on Lousiana's state flag, state seal, the official state painting (along with many other symbols and icons of
LA), and is one of three Louisiana symbols displayed on the U.S. mint's bicentennial quarter.