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


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  ...


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.


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.


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 ...


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


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 ...


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


Despite the fact that the population trend appears to be decreasing, the decline is not believed to be sufficiently rapid to ...