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  1. Tuesday, May 14, 2013

    Egg Colors

    Falcon cam viewers may have noticed that one of the four eggs is much lighter in color than the other three. This isn’t all that unusual as peregrine falcon eggs may be a wide variety of colors from pale creamy to darker reddish brown. The eggs are also typically patterned with darker splotches and spots. All eggs begin with white shells in the female’s reproductive tract. Once the eggs pass into the uterus region they receive their pigmentation, including any patterns