It hasn’t been a good late winter for New York’s red-tailed hawk population. The first big news came when the first lady of New York’s hawks — Pale Male’s latest love interest — was found dead. Shortly thereafter, the body of another unidentified red-tailed hawk was found in Central Park.
Lincoln Karim, who has chronicled the story of Pale Male for years, was arrested Monday night after removing the body of Pale Male's mate from Central Park.
Lima, a red-tailed hawk who had been the female in Pale Male's life for more than a year, ate something, possibly a rat, that may have been toxic.
The cause of death is as of yet undetermined. Also, the whereabouts of Pale Male do not appear to be accounted for. ... More »
News of another dead red-tailed hawk comes days after the death of one of Pale Male's companions.