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Rare falcon dies after crashing into building

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A rare falcon chick has died after crashing into a high-rise building in downtown Richmond.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the Peregrine Falcon took off Monday morning but then flew into a building.

At first it appeared to recover... but then it flew at high speed into another glassy building.

Biologists on the scene say the bird died instantly.

The paper reports that pesticides nearly wiped out these falcons in the 1950s and 1960s.

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