Name
Elf Owl
Scientific Name
Category
D
Taxon
Birds
Elf Owl (Micrathene whitneyi) is the world’s smallest (12.5-15 cm) owl that is distributed from the states just north of the U.S.-Mexico border to southern Mexico. They live in desert habitats and woodlands of southern New Mexico, including riparian woodlands. They nest in snags and saguaro cavities.


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