Elf owl


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(Zool.) a small owl (Micrathene Whitneyi) of Southern California and Arizona.
- Brewer.

See also: Elf

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the smallest owl is the elf owl, it lives in south west USA and Mexico, and often finds a home in cacti.
Soren escapes with a little elf owl called Gylfie (Emily Barclay) and they make haste to find the Guardians.
True owls range in size from the tiny elf owl, with a wingspan of about 10.
All the children have had a super start to Elf Owl class with Mrs Leanne Billing and Mrs Michelle Pike (S) | DALTON: Here are the 50 new starters at Dalton Junior, Infant and Nursery School.
Soren escapes with a little elf owl called Gylfie (Emily Barclay) and they make haste to find the guardians with the help of owl outcasts Digger (David Wenham) and Twilight (Anthony LaPaglia).
Soren escapes with a little elf owl called Gylfie and they make haste to find the guardians.
Soren escapes with an elf owl called Gylfie and they make haste to find the mythical guardians.
But when Soren escapes with a little elf owl called Gylfie (Emily Barclay) can they find the guardians to save themselves?
Some of the nests shown are for hummingbirds, sea turtles, Caribbean flamingos, a harvest mouse, a Baltimore oriole, a three-spined stickleback (fish), a paper wasp and an elf owl.
After every point count, a 3-min prerecorded call of either an elf owl or ferruginous pygmy-owl was broadcast to elicit responses from these target species (Proudfoot and Beasom, 1996; Hardy and Morrison, 2000).
Yesterday, they brought a carving of an elf owl, the world's smallest owl; a chickadee; a puffin in progress; a kingfisher; plus miniature carvings of larger animals, including a standing bear and a howling wolf.
varia) 8 1 1 Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) 10 0 0 Eastern Screech Owl (Megascops asio) 36 0 0 Elf Owl (Micrathene whitneyi) 1 0 0 Spotted Owl (S.