Burrowing owl

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Burrowing owl (Zoöl) a small owl of the western part of North America (Speotyto cunicularia), which lives in holes, often in company with the prairie dog.
    • ***

Usage

In literature:

Just as the mesa twilights have their vocal note in the love call of the burrowing owl, so the desert spring is voiced by the mourning doves.
"The Land of Little Rain" by Mary Austin
You are likely to find many Burrowing Owls living in Prairie Dog villages.
"The Burgess Animal Book for Children" by Thornton W. Burgess
It is called the burrowing owl, and is very small.
"Little Men" by Louisa May Alcott
The Burrowing Owl bobbed in her own hurried fashion.
"The Trail Book" by Mary Austin
Rattlesnakes and little owls are found in great numbers in the prairie-dog towns, living in the same burrows.
"An Autobiography of Buffalo Bill (Colonel W. F. Cody)" by Buffalo Bill (William Frederick Cody)
If it be summer and the sun well down, there will be a burrowing owl to call.
"The California Birthday Book" by Various
There, for instance, is the nest of the Burrowing-Owl, a native of South America and the regions west of the Rocky Mountains.
"Round-about Rambles in Lands of Fact and Fancy" by Frank Richard Stockton
An owl hooted, and the rustling of brushwood told me of the near proximity of some fur-coated burrower in the ground.
"Scottish Ghost Stories" by Elliott O'Donnell
There's one of those little round tots of owls sitting there too just outside the burrow.
"The Peril Finders" by George Manville Fenn
Although there are no records in Coahuila of specimens of Burrowing Owls north of 3 mi.
"Birds from Coahuila, Mexico" by Emil K. Urban
They proceed from the burrowing owls; but they must have been startled!
"Our Home in the Silver West" by Gordon Stables
We once passed a burrow around which nine owls were sitting.
"A-Birding on a Bronco" by Florence A. Merriam
The Burrowing-Owl has an analogous habit, for it invariably rejects the hind quarters of the toads and frogs which it captures.
"Argentine Ornithology, Volume II (of 2)" by P. L. Sclater
One of the queerest of the owl family is the little BURROWING OWL of the West.
"The Children's Book of Birds" by Olive Thorne Miller
***

In news:

Why is so much effort put into protecting the burrowing owl .
Richard Seeley shot this video of an adult Burrowing Owl and its chicks.
Burrowing owl s need short vegetation to avoid predators and see their prey in order to survive.
Underground owl, Burrowing Owl .
Why the Burrowing Owl hisses like a rattlesnake and decorates its burrows with manure — and why its best hope may be the golf course.
You are unlikely to forget your first encounter with a Burrowing Owl .
Robert Amoruso saw these Burrowing Owl s in Cape Coral, Florida.
Burrowing Owl s (Athene cunicularia) are ground dwellers that prefer open country, so the large tracts of undeveloped land in rapidly growing Cape Coral offer ideal nesting places.
Why is so much effort put into protecting the burrowing owl.
You are unlikely to forget your first encounter with a Burrowing Owl.
Robert Amoruso saw these Burrowing Owls in Cape Coral, Florida.
Burrowing Owls (Athene cunicularia) are ground dwellers that prefer open country, so the large tracts of undeveloped land in rapidly growing Cape Coral offer ideal nesting places.
Burrowing owls like these at a nature preserve just outside of Phoenix, Ariz. Have caused a Boulder County trail to be closed.
Peyton modeled his owlets after the burrowing owls that ate the kangaroo rats he studied during graduate school in the San Joaquin Valley.
Fish and Wildlife is working with the Burrowing Owl Society of British Columbia to send up to 24 burrowing owls from the Umatilla Army Depot to B.C.
***