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Pale Male: New York's Celebrity Hawk - Region 2 wildlife DVD

Pale Male: New York's Celebrity Hawk - Region 2 wildlife DVD
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Price: £11.99
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Model: Region-free DVD
Manufacturer: Nature/PBS
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“A fearsome predator has been stalking Manhattan for years, but instead of calling the police, New Yorkers have put out the welcome mat and wished him the best of luck.”

Meet Pale Male - a red-tailed hawk who chose life in the Big Apple and founded a hawk dynasty on the ledge of a swanky high-rise overlooking Central Park.

New York’s bridges and high-rises have long been known to occasionally harbour peregrine falcons on their upper ledges and steel towers. But the presence of a red-tailed hawk launching into majestic flight from a Fifth Avenue apartment building to search for prey in the skies over Central Park created a local sensation when first noted in the early 1990s.

Of the millions of newcomers who flock to New York City, this hawk made history. Affectionately dubbed 'Pale Male', he made an exclusive Fifth Avenue apartment building his home.
Pale Male became an instant celebrity, first among local residents, then New Yorkers in general, attracting the interest of naturalists, photographers, and journalists.

Long before sunrise, throngs of spectators gathered in the park with binoculars and telescopes to watch Pale Male on his ledge and wait for him to start his day. It was assumed to be a fleeting opportunity to observe the rare phenomenon of a red-tailed hawk experimenting with life in the big city.

But improbably, the winged hero of this story had found a permanent home amidst the bustle of human civilization.
In the months and years that followed, he became the main character in an unfolding drama — mating, raising chicks on a precarious perch and defending them against marauding crows, teaching his offspring survival skills in a semi-natural environment, losing his mate and finding another, and, almost miraculously, guiding a multi-generation family that could withstand intimate proximity with people.

Follow the adventures of Pale Male, a daring red-tailed hawk who manages to thrive in the urban world of New York City.

Narrated by Joanne Woodward
Filmed by Frederic Lilien
Produced for Thirteen/WNET (2004)

 To watch a pre-view of this DVD please visit YouTube or watch it at the bottom of this page


Region:             Region 0 (region-free)

Video format:     NTSC

Sound:              Dolby Digital (2.0) Stereo

Language:         English

Subtitles:          None

Screen size:      Full screen (4:3 aspect ratio)

Duration:           54 mins approx



This DVD is produced in NTSC video format and will play worldwide. It is suitable for use in the UK, Europe, USA, Canada, and countries worldwide. If in doubt, please contact us.


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