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  • Amelia was born through a 1994 reintroduction project in Greece, New York. Amelia and her mate are among the 1,650 pairs of breeding peregrines in the United States and Canada.
     
  • In 1997, Amelia and her mate successfully nested on the Travelers Tower in Hartford, Connecticut.
     
  • Both Amelia and the male will help care for the nestlings. They will feed their young the other birds they catch while in flight.
     
  • When the young falcons are three weeks old, wildlife biologists from the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), will examine the birds to determine their gender.
  • Biologists also equip each three-week-old bird with metal leg bands that identify the falcons in the future. The young falcons take their first flights at about six weeks of age.
     
  • By the end of the summer, the young falcons will leave the area where they hatched to find and establish a territory of their own.
     
  • The peregrine falcon remains on the Connecticut list of endangered species due to its low population numbers. However, on August 25, 1999, the peregrine falcon was removed from the federal endangered species list.
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