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The animal on the cover of Learning Windows Server 2003 is an American white pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos). It inhabits the coastal regions, freshwater marshes, lakes, and rivers of North America, and winters in the Gulf States of the southern United States and Mexico.
Sometimes confused with the whooping crane, the American white pelican is a huge white bird with black primary and outer secondary feathers, sporting a wingspan of over 9 feet and an average weight of 16 pounds. Unlike the brown pelican, which plunge-dives into water from the air, the white pelican feeds while swimming, straining fish, frogs, salamanders, and aquatic invertebrates in its pouch. White pelicans prefer to nest on low, bare islands, sandbars, or remote peninsulas, especially on freshwater lakes.
Darren Kelly was the production editor, Audrey Doyle was the copyeditor, and Nancy Crumpton was the proofreader for Learning Windows Server 2003 . Mary Brady and Colleen Gorman provided quality control. Nancy Crumpton provided production services and wrote the index.
Ellie Volckhausen designed the cover of this book, based on a series design by Edie Freedman. The cover image is a 19th-century engraving from the Dover Pictorial Archive. Clay Fernald produced ...