... trunks for abandoned holes of squirrels or woodpeckers, in which they spent the night, several together in the same hole. ... The owl alighted sidewise on the tree under its hole, swelled out its plumage, blew and hissed with all its might ; but the ... and the feathers of their heads erected, that the owner of the abode was at length forced to relinquish his claims. ... 1, 2, young JYuttall, Manual, part i. p. 574.
|Title||:||Ornithological Biography, Or an Account of the Habits of the Birds of the United States of America|
|Author||:||John James Audubon|