University of Michigan wants help naming peregrine falcon chicks

3 chicks were born May 2 on roof of hospital

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The public is being asked to help name three peregrine falcon chicks that have hatched on the roof of the University of Michigan Hospital.

The chicks, two females and a male, were born May 2 to Thunderbolt.

Photo by Barb Baldinger, DNR

This is the fourth consecutive year a mother falcon has successfully hatched peregrine falcons. Last year, there were four chicks.

The three falcon chicks were banded late last week so they can be tracked by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Anyone who would like to suggest a name can do so on university's Facebook page.

The peregrine falcon has been removed from the federal endangered-species list, but remains an endangered species in Michigan. The male bird is about the size of a crow. Females are slightly larger.

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