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Pale Male Still The Bird King Of Central Park06:57

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Since the early 1990s, the oddly colored red-tailed hawk named Pale Male has been spotted in and around Central Park and nesting on top of a swanky Upper East Side Manhattan high rise.

But after tenants complained about the bird's 400-pound nest sharing their residence, it was moved.

Today Pale Male, 24, is still flying high above the park and is back in his rightful home.

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Vicki Croke, animal reporter for The Wild Life blog, about the distinguished bird who has lived beyond his life expectancy and continues to be a famous neighbor of Central Park.


This segment aired on November 6, 2014.

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