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Elf Owl
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Strigiformes Family: Strigidae Genus: Micrathene Species: Micrathene whitneyi
The elf owl is the smallest owl in North America. Adults are only about 6 inches long from head to tail. Distinctive characteristics include a short tail, a V-shaped white stripe above their eyes, lack of ear tufts, and... More »

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Lifespan[edit]. Elf owls live 3 to 6 years; in captivity they may live up to 6–10 years .

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Animal Fact Sheet: Elf Owl. Identifying Features. Elf Owls do not have "ear tufts" or feathers on the top of their rounded heads. Their feathers are grayish brown in  ...

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The smallest owl found in North America is the Elf Owl. It is only about six inches tall when it is fully grown. The wing span for this small owl is about 14.

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Elf Owls inhabit desert environments, making themselves right at home with sand , Saguaro cacti, and scorpions. In fact, this tough little character will actually ...

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Nov 30, 2015 ... The Elf Owl is a tiny, short-tailed owl with a round head and no ear-tufts. It was originally known as Whitney's Owl. The species name whitneyi is ...

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The Elf Owl feeds almost entirely on insects and other invertebrates, which become ... Colorado River and in southern Texas, probably owing to loss of habitat.

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Feb 26, 2017 ... Name: Elf Owl – Micrathene whitneyi Other Common Names: Whitney's Elf ... Habitat: The classic image of an Elf Owl looking out of a hole in a ...

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Elf owls live in a wide variety of habitats, including upland deserts, subtropical thorn woodlands, montane evergreen woodlands and canyon riparian forests, ...

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Let's figure out some of the most fascinating elf owl facts including elf owl habitat, diet, and reproduction. The elf owl (Micrathene whitneyi) is the smallest owl ...