“Liggy” the light morph harlani

Over the weekend, Neil Paprocki caught and outfitted this light morph harlani with a GPS/GSM transmitter in Northern Idaho.

The members of our group decided that this harlani, the first bird to be tagged for the winter 2021/2022 field season, is to be named “Liggy” in honor of our mentor and friend Jerry Liguori. “Liggy” will be our flagship bird as we work to understand the unique plumage characteristics of harlani, and how this outstanding subspecies relates to the rest of the Red-tailed Hawk populations across North America.

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