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Micrathene Whitneyi
Elf Elf ([e^]lf), n.; pl. Elves ([e^]lvz). [AS. [ae]lf, ylf; akin to MHG. alp, G. alp nightmare, incubus, Icel. [=a]lfr elf, Sw. alf, elfva; cf. Skr. [.r]bhu skillful, artful, rabh to grasp. Cf. Auf, Oaf.] 1. An imaginary supernatural being, commonly a little sprite, much like a fairy; a mythological diminutive spirit, supposed to haunt hills and wild places, and generally represented as delighting in mischievous tricks. Every elf, and fairy sprite, Hop as light as bird from brier. --Shak. 2. A very diminutive person; a dwarf. Elf arrow, a flint arrowhead; -- so called by the English rural folk who often find these objects of prehistoric make in the fields and formerly attributed them to fairies; -- called also elf bolt, elf dart, and elf shot. Elf child, a child supposed to be left by elves, in room of one they had stolen. See Changeling. Elf fire, the ignis fatuus. --Brewer. Elf owl (Zo["o]l.), a small owl (Micrathene Whitneyi) of Southern California and Arizona.

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- The Elf owl (Micrathene whitneyi) is a small grayish brown bird about the size of a sparrow found in the Southwestern United States, central Mexico, and...
- Megascops trichopsis Flammulated owl, Psiloscops flammeolus Elf owl, Micrathene whitneyi Great gray owl, Strix nebulosa Northern saw-whet owl, Aegolius...
- 31 g (1 3⁄32 oz) and measuring some 13.5 cm (5 1⁄4 in)—is the elf owl (Micrathene whitneyi). Around the same diminutive length, although slightly heavier...
- owls, about 30–35 species Genus Xenoglaux – long-whiskered owlet Genus Micrathene – elf owl Genus Athene – two to four species (depending on whether Speotyto...
- common ground dove, Columbina p****erina socorroensis Socorro elf owl, Micrathene whitneyi graysoni (probably extinct since c. 1970) Socorro mockingbird...
- (Megascops kennicottii), the great horned owl (Bubo virgini****), the elf owl (Micrathene whitneyi), and the burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia) Other bird species...
- (Megascops kennicottii), the great horned owl (Bubo virgini****), the elf owl (Micrathene whitneyi), and the burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia). Other bird species...
- As with much island fauna, several are endangered or extinct: Birds: Micrathene whitneyi graysoni - Socorro elf owl (probably extinct since c. 1970) Mimus...
- wild, but is being bred in captivity. The elf owl's Socorro subspecies Micrathene whitneyi graysoni appears to be extinct. Other plant and animal taxa in...
- kennicottii), whiskered screech-owl (Megascops trichopsis), elf owl (Micrathene whitneyi), northern pygmy owl (Glaucidium gnoma), ferruginous pygmy owl...
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