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Their "hootings" seem to be confined to no especial season of the year, but can be heard almost any night, and are quite noisy moonlight nights. As they grow older they consume less food, and are not fed oftener than every other day. They are strong and vigorous, and, as a proof of their muscular powers, I once saw the female lift a dead turkey, which weighed no less than eight pounds, bodily, from the ground. Their sense of hearing is especially good; the least noise always attracts theirdoi:10.1126/science.ns-22.553.138-a fatcat:2ywofdwrtva33jv5gcdbtpym4i