Owls

Elf Owl

Micrathene whitneyi
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Length: 6 in. (15 cm )
This owl, barely the size of a sparrow, is the smallest in the world. It feeds primarily on insects, with a rare lizard or small snakes thrown in. It occurs in desert areas and associated riparian forest. The nest is in an old woodpecker hole or natural cavity in trees and telephone poles.

The four-digit banding code is ELOW.

Male | Herbert Clarke


Desert

Riparian / River forest
Bird Sound Type: Hooting
Sex of Bird: Male
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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Elf Owl
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: June 23, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/elf-owl

APA Style

Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Elf Owl. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved June 23, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/elf-owl

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

Chicago Manual of Style

Dr. Biology. "Elf Owl". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/elf-owl

MLA 2017 Style

Dr. Biology. "Elf Owl". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 23 Jun 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/elf-owl

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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