For me personally the Brown Pelican in breeding plumage is one of the most, or maybe even the most, beautiful birds I came across during my trip to Florida last February.
It's not so much about the colors or the shape of the bird, but more because of the incredible wonderful layers of grayish and brownish colored feathers on there back.
Going from large at the tail end to very tiny at the shoulder end.
Hard to show you the real beauty of this in an image as small as the one showed here, but believe me, the really are more than beautiful to view large, or even better, VERY LARGE!!!! :-)