In Pittsburgh, the tradition for naming a newly arrived adult peregrine is this:
The primary nest monitor names the bird for his/her own convenience using these two rules. If the peregrine was named at banding that name is preferred. Otherwise the primary monitor names the bird.
N29 did not receive a name on Banding Day so it was my job to decide what to call him. After many hours of deliberation and repeated consultations with my fellow peregrine monitor, Karen Lang, …
the third male peregrine to nest at the Cathedral of Learning has a name: Terzo.
Terzo means “third” in Italian.
p.s. In Italian it’s pronounced Tare-tzo. It rhymes with “scherzo.”
(photo from the National Aviary falconcam at Univ of Pittsburgh)