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Elf owl (Micrathene whitneyi) latin dict size=16   common dict size=512
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Elf owl (Micrathene whitneyi)

The 14cm-long elf owls frequently nest and rear their young in holes in the stems of saguaro cacti. They do not make the holes themselves, but take over cavities drilled by birds such as the Gila woodpecker.

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Elf Owl (Micrathene whitneyi)
Scientific Name: Micrathene whitneyi (Cooper, 1861)
Common Names: Elf Owl [English], Tecolote enano [Spanish]
French: Chevêchette des saguaros German: Elfenkauz Spanish: Mochuelo de los saguaros
Taxonomy: Athene whitneyi J. G. Cooper, 1861, Fort Mojave, Arizona, USA.
Subspecies and Distribution
M. w. whitneyi (J. G. Cooper, 1861) – breeds SW USA (extreme S Nevada, SE California, C Arizona, SW New Mexico and SW Texas) S to NW & NC Mexico (Sonora, NE Chihuahua, N Coahuila); in winter to W & SC Mexico.
M. w. idonea (Ridgway, 1914) – SC USA (S Texas) to NE & C Mexico (N Nuevo León, N Tamaulipas; Puebla, W Oaxaca); northern populations migrate S in winter.
M. w. sanfordi (Ridgway, 1914) – S Baja California (NW Mexico).
M. w. graysoni Ridgway, 1886 – Socorro I, off W Mexico (possibly extinct).
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