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Elf Owl

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The Elf Owl is incredibly small compared to other owls, it is only slightly larger than the average house sparrow.
 
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Description

Latin Name: Micrathene whitneyi  
Distribution: Southern USA and Northern Mexico  
 
Since Elf Owls eat mainly insects they can be found in areas that have an abundance of them. They are even known to chase a single insect for long distances in the air.
 

         
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