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Variation in reproductivity with age in the brown pelican

The Auk

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https://doi.org/10.2307/4085503

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Abstract

About 10% of the Brown Pelicans breeding in South Carolina are in immature plumage. In comparison to adult breeders, immatures nested later, laid a smaller clutch, nested more frequently in low ground that was flooded, lost a larger proportion of nestlings, and produced fewer downy young per nest. Factors such as experience in breeding and fishing success probably influence reproductive success of pelicans of various ages.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Variation in reproductivity with age in the brown pelican
Series title:
The Auk
DOI:
10.2307/4085503
Volume:
95
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1978
Language:
English
Publisher:
American Ornithological Society
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
7 p.
First page:
128
Last page:
134