Image from page 57 of "The book of birds; common birds of town and country and American game birds" (1921)
Authors: Henshaw, Henry W. (Henry Wetherbee), 1850-1930 National Geographic Society (U.S.) Fuertes, Louis Agassiz, 1874-1927 Kennard, Frederic Hedge, 1865- Cooke, Wells Woodbridge, 1858-1916 Shiras, George, 1859-1942
Subjects: Birds -- United States
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Great Hoknkd OwlCooi Wood Duck Male, upper; female, lowerSpotted Sandpiper 44 GREAT HORNED OWL (Bubo virgin- ianus and subspecies) Length, about 22 inches. The great size andlong ear tufts sufficiently distinguish this owl. Range: Resident over the greater part ofNorth and South America. This, our largest owl, inliabits heavily for-ested and unsettled regions and is becomingmore and more rare in tliickly populated areas.It is well known by its far-reaching call—hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo—which is heard best in thestill small hours of the night, when it echoesacross the expanse of canyon and forest in thefar west. This owl destroys many partridges and othergame birds, and unhoused poultry is never safefrom its nocturnal attacks. Its deeds are thoseof darkness, since usually it hunts only at night,though when disturbed in the daytime it cansee well enough to take good care of itself.Its bill of fare is a long one and includes manykinds of mammals and birds. It is one of thefew creatures which
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