People.com Lifestyle Pets Stephen Colbert Goes to the Birds Funnyman has a wild falcon named in his honor. By Kate Hogan Kate Hogan Instagram Twitter Kate Hogan is Director of Digital Specials and Features at PEOPLE. In her 14 years at the brand, she has covered everything from pets and babies to style and Sexiest Man Alive, interviewing celebrities including Céline Dion, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Chris Evans. Currently, she oversees the creation of photo galleries that complement breaking news and major PEOPLE moments like The Beautiful Issue and 100 Reasons to Love America. She has offered expert celebrity commentary on Good Morning America and Access Hollywood. Before joining PEOPLE in 2008, Kate was an editorial assistant at Morris Visitor Publications. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication and resides outside of Chicago with her husband and three kids. People Editorial Guidelines Published on February 23, 2009 08:16 PM Share Tweet Pin Email It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… Stephen Colbert? The Comedy Central personality recently had a rather interesting honor bestowed upon him, when San Jose, Calif., mayor (and Colbert Report fan) Chuck Reed named a local falcon in the comedian’s honor. Esteban Colbert, a peregrine falcon, nests atop San Jose’s city hall, along with his mate Clara. The two are often seen on the city’s “Falcon Cam,” which live-streams their comings and goings for area residents to see. Though the human Colbert probably hasn’t yet met his feathered counterpart, it’s not the first time he’s had an animal named for him: The funnyman also shares a moniker with a bald eagle in the San Francisco Zoo and an elephant seal at the University of California-Santa Cruz.