Date: 2/9/18 9:35 am
From: Robert Righter <rorighter...>
Subject: [cobirds] Who was Harris of Harris’s Hawk fame?
Ed Harris of course! Harris was a friend of J.J. Audubon during the early 1800s. Audubon valued close friendships and often honored those friendships by naming a bird after that person. In 1837 the Harris’s Hawk, illustrated by Audubon, was introduced to the world with the publication of Birds of North America.
Harris’s Hawk is locally found throughout the Americas and utilizes one of the most sophisticated cooperative hunting techniques known to birds. The Hawk is a favorite amongst falconers because of its skills in hunting varied assortment of prey as well as its ease in trainability.

Bob Righter
Denver CO

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