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Female Falcon Chick Dies Atop SJ City Hall

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First Feeding for Clara the falcon's first two eyasses or baby falcons on top of San Jose City Hall. (Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group)

First Feeding for Clara the falcon’s first two eyasses or baby falcons on top of San Jose City Hall. (Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group)

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SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – Fans of the beloved falcon family that lives on a ledge at San Jose City Hall were sad to learn of the death of one of the offspring of celebrity falcons Clara and Esteban Colbert.

Unita, the only female among four recently hatched falcon chicks, has died. She was born in April on a City Hall ledge 18 stories above the street, along with three male chicks, Hermes, Shadow and Ahote’.

Names for all four were suggested by San Jose school children in an online contest.

This is Clara’s fifth nesting season at City Hall and her third with mate Esteban Colbert.

The FalconCam, a live streaming video of the falcons’ nest, can be viewed on the city’s website at http://www.sanjoseca.gov.

(Copyright 2011 by CBSSan Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services may have contributed to this report.)

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