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3/18/2021 :: Update on 48/AE and 85/AK
Falcon Wire has received inquiries regarding the transition from W/V to 85/AK as the resident male at the Rachel Carson State Office Building (RCSOB). Many of these inquiries are specific to the fact the raptors mate for life. In general, this is true, like most raptors, peregrine falcons do mate for life and form monogamous pair bonds that often last throughout many breeding seasons. Yet males and females have a strong attachment to nesting sites, which may explain monogamy over multiple breeding seasons, rather than attachment between individuals. (White, et al., 2002) Recent research indicates that peregrine falcons are more attached to a specific nest site than their mate and the female will accept a new mate if the first dies. W/V's body was recovered on Tuesday in downtown Harrisburg. Therefore, the female 48/AE's acceptance of the new male is typical behavior of many raptors. 48/AE's attachment to the nest site and her acceptance of 85/AK is a survival strategy that will allow breeding to continue at the RCSOB nest site.
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