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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elf_owl

The elf owl (Micrathene whitneyi) is a member of the owl family Strigidae, that breeds in the ... They live in cacti much like some birds, using the shade and climate the tree provides. Elf owls usually are not aggressive and feign death in any ...

www.desertmuseum.org/kids/oz/long-fact-sheets/elf%20owl.php

Elf Owls do not have "ear tufts" or feathers on the top of their rounded heads. Their feathers are ... Elf Owls, like other owls have excellent night vision. They can't ...

www.owlinstitute.org/elf-owl.html

Because of their size, Elf Owls prey almost exclusively on arthropods like scorpions, moths, crickets, beetles, and spiders. Water in the desert can be hard to ...

www.owlworlds.com/elf-owl

The smallest owl found in North America is the Elf Owl. It is only about six ... They primarily eat invertebrates including crickets, moths, centipedes, and even beetles. ... they don't have the complete night vision as many other species of owls do.

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Individuals breeding at higher elevations in Arizona do not return until mid-April. ... Elf owls primarily eat insects — especially moths, beetles, and crickets — but ...

www.owlpages.com/owls/species.php?s=2230

Nov 30, 2015 ... Flight is somewhat bat-like, but not as erratic. When danger approaches, an Elf Owl straightens its body, covers its lighter underparts with one ...

www.birdwatchingdaily.com/blog/2014/04/30/10-things-might-know-elf-owl

Apr 30, 2014 ... An Elf Owl perches on a tree in Madera Canyon in Arizona. ... songbirds bother mobbing Elf Owls is curious; the small owls eat primarily moths, ...

haydensanimalfacts.com/2015/07/31/5-interesting-facts-about-elf-owls

Jul 31, 2015 ... Elf Owl. Here is an elf owl looking out from its nest in a cactus ... Are there any other interesting facts that you would like to share about elf owls?

animaldiversity.org/accounts/Micrathene_whitneyi

Elf owls raise only a single brood per year, but they do replace lost clutches and ... Elf owls primarily eat insects — especially moths, beetles, and crickets — but ...