Elf Owl

Micrathene whitneyi

Order

STRIGIFORMES

Family

Barn Owls, Typical Owls (Tytonidae & Strigidae)

Code 4

ELOW

Code 6

MICWHI

ITIS

HEAD

Elf Owl Head Illustration.jpg
  • Bill Shape: Hooked
  • Eye Color: Lemon yellow, paler in nestlings.
  • Head pattern: Spotted, Unique pattern, Eyebrow
  • Crown Color: Gray-brown with red-brown spotting.
  • Forehead Color: Gray-brown with red-brown spotting. Pale red-brown facial disk with dark rim.
  • Nape Color: Gray-brown with narrow white band.
  • Throat Color: Pale red-brown
  • Cere color: Yellow

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BODY

Elf Owl Body Illustration.jpg
  • Length Range: 13-15 cm (5-6 in)
  • Weight: 40 g (1.4 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown
  • Underparts: White with red-brown streaking and red-brown breast with buff spotting.
  • Upperparts: Gray-brown with buff spotting.
  • Back Pattern: Spotted or speckled
  • Belly Pattern: Mottled
  • Breast Pattern: Mottled

FLIGHT

Elf Owl Flight Illustration.jpg
  • Flight Pattern: Silent wing beats., Mothlike flight.
  • Wingspan Range: 38 cm (15 in)
  • Wing Shape: Broad-Wings
  • Tail shape: Notched Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Gray and green
  • Upper Tail: Gray-brown with buff spotting.
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Pale brown to dull yellow.
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