Baking: Elf Owl

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Micrathene whitneyi

Length: 5-6 in Wingspan: 10-15 in Weight: 0.1 lbs

Identification:

Small size distinctive. Round head with mottled orange/brown/gray plumage.

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Distribution:

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Range map by Neotropical Birds

Cool Facts:

The Elf Owl is the smallest owl in the world, about the size of a sparrow. It lives in woodpecker holes in Mexico and southwestern US, eating insects and the occasional big game of lizards or mice.

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References:

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