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Life Cycle

The California Brown Pelican will try and find mate every spring. Males "facial-feathers" turn bright colors and they build a nest on the ground or in a tree to lure in a female. If he successfully finds a mate, they will try to create offspring. Females usually lay three eggs. If this is the females first gestation period, she will only lay two eggs. After a while, she can produce four eggs at a time. California Brown Pelicans don't mate for life, but both parents take turns warming the eggs. Once the eggs hatch, both parents feed and protect them. The first 10 days of a baby California Brown Pelican's life depends on their parents.

Info from:
-www.bss.sfsu.edu/holman/courses/fall01projects/bpelican1.htm
-www.nhptv.org/natureworks/brownpelican.htm


A mother or father and  2 chicks!
 
http://www.fws.gov/pacific/ecoservices/envicon/pim/reports/Carlsbad/Salton%20Sea.html

3 chicks!
http://www.fws.gov/breton/_images/Breton_NWR_Pelicans_picture010.jpg
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