National Geographic : 1935 Feb
SHADOWY BIRDS OF THE NIGHT THE LARGEST CACTUS IN THE UNITED STATES HARBORS THE SMALLEST OWL Mr. and Mrs. William L. Finley, noted naturalists and bird-lovers, take an elf owl from its hole in a giant cactus in Arizona. These clever little birds have been known to raise one wing in front of them, possibly to disguise their identity (see illustration, opposite page). rnotograpn Dy wiiiam L. ana Irene rimey SIX WINDOWS WIDE OPEN AND THREE FOOD DOORS AJAR These glassy-eyed, young great horned owls seem to be a little impatient because breakfast is late. They may be served rabbit, woodchuck, duck, even a goose or turkey. Their large and fero cious parents are solicitous birds, having been known to attack even men who approached their nests.