2 edition of biology of the elf owl found in the catalog.
biology of the elf owl
James David Ligon
Bibliography: p. 67-70.
|Statement||by J. David Ligon.|
|Series||University of Michigan. Museum of Zoology. Miscellaneous publications, no. 136, Miscellaneous publications (University of Michigan. Museum of Zoology) ;, no. 136.|
|LC Classifications||QL696.S8 L53|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||70|
|LC Control Number||68064718|
One of the smallest owls in the world, about the size of a sparrow. Patterned with rufous, gray, and white. Most similar in plumage to Flammulated Owl, but note the Elf Owl's white eyebrows, yellow eyes, tiny size, and habitat. Found in brushy woodlands and surrounding desert, where they nest in natural cavities or abandoned woodpecker holes in trees and cacti. Arizona State University. B. A. Biology. Earlham College. Areas of Interest. We have also looked at the current status of various bird species in the Valley, including Red-billed Pigeon, Elf Owl, Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet, Black Phoebe, Rose-throated Becard, Clay-colored Robin, Tropical Parula, Altamira Oriole, Audubon's.
Some sources say it is the Least Pygmy Owl, others say it is the Elf Owl. Also worth a mention is the tiny Long-whiskered Owlet. The smallest overall length measurement I've seen in a publication is for the Elf Owl in the book " North American Owls; Biology and Natural History " by Paul Johnsgard. The elf owl is a member of the owl family Strigidae, that breeds in the southwestern United States and Mexico. It is the world's lightest owl, although the .
Short-eared Owl Biology A Reference for North and Central American Owls. Name: Short-eared Owl – Asio flammeus Other Common Names: Prairie owl: Marsh Owl; Bog Owl; Northern Short-eared Owl. Subspecies: There is only one race of Short-eared Owl recognized in North America. The short-eared Owl is wide spread across the world and has a total of ten recognized races, one of these is endemic . These pages present information that no book can. Each of the species pages include photos, sound files, species definition, audio recordings, videos, field notes, and a range map. If a species, like Barn Owl, is found in more than one of the 3 areas covered by .
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MISCELLANEOUS PUBLICATIONS MUSEUM OF ZOOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, NO. The Biology of the Elf Owl, Micrathene whitne yi BY J. DAVID LIGON ANN ARBOR MUSEUM OF ZOOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN. The Biology of the Elf Owl on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.
The Biology of the Elf Owl. This attractive book details 41 species of owls, with color photographs and essays ranging from one to two pages.
The first nine chapters (including “What Makes an Owl?,” “From Egg to Adult,” and “Owls of the World”) cover the biology, diversity, and /5(82).
This owl, barely the size of a sparrow, is the smallest in the world. It feeds primarily on insects, with a rare lizard or small snakes thrown in. It occurs in desert areas and associated riparian forest. The nest is in an old woodpecker hole or natural cavity in trees and telephone poles. The biology of the elf owl: Micrathene whitneyi, (University of Michigan.
Museum of Zoology. Miscellaneous publications, no. ) [Ligon, James David] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The biology of the elf owl: Micrathene whitneyi, (University of Michigan. Museum of Zoology.
biology of the elf owl book Miscellaneous publicationsAuthor: James David Ligon. Get this from a library. The biology of the elf owl, Micrathene whitneyi. [James David Ligon]. Owls are birds from the order Strigiformes, which includes over species of mostly solitary and nocturnal birds of prey typified by an upright stance, a large, broad head, binocular vision, binaural hearing, sharp talons, and feathers adapted for silent flight.
Exceptions include the diurnal northern hawk-owl and the gregarious burrowing owl. Owls hunt mostly small mammals, insects, and Clade: Afroaves. This book combines the personal experiences of the author with detailed information about the owls that live in the United States and Canada.
The background information given in this book can be applied to more than one species of owls, and in some cases, it could be applied more generally to birds of by: 6.
The Socorro elf owl apparently became extinct in the late 20th century, probably around In fiction. An elf owl named Gylfie is a major character in the Guardians of Ga'Hoole book series by Kathryn Lasky, and the film adaptation. An elf owl plays a major role in the technothriller The Elf Owl and Imagined Amenities, by Sam : Aves.
The drawings are extremely accurate and go very well with the wonderful text. This is a look at the desert with two Elf Owls being the centlral characters. There is a wealth of information in this well researched and well written book.
If you can find a copy it is a great book to add to your collection or child's library. Highly recommend.5/5(2). Conservation efforts that should continue include: field experiments that assess the habitat and populations of elf owls before the introduction of nest-boxes, the result of introducing nest-boxes into the elf owl’s habitat, and a continuous censusing of elf owl populations, which are subject to natural cycles of population increases and.
The Elf Owl is a summer resident in the lower Big Bend region of western Texas and deep southern Texas. More observations of this species may indicate it id more abundant than previously thought.
The smallest of all owls, measuring only about 13 cm (5 in) in length and. An evening of owling in the Salt River, Arizona area (in rather close proximity to Mesa, AZ) yields six Elf Owl, Micrathene whitneyi, sightings. Prior to seeing these scenes, we explore some of.
Home; This edition;English, Book, Illustrated edition: The biology of the elf owl: Micrathene whitneyi / by J. David Ligon. Ligon, James David, Is a elf owl a decomposer. A barn owl lives in barns, an elf owl lives in cacti. Elf owls are much smaller than barn owls. Asked in Houseplants, Botany or Plant Biology, Birds of Prey.
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The elevation range of the elf owl is about 2, to 7, feet or to 2, meters high (The Owl Pages, ). In addition, the elf owl is one of the most common birds that can be found in the plateaus and the river bottoms in the southwestern part of the United States (Alcorn, ).
The geographic distribution of the elf owl. Elf Owl is sort of a non-fiction story that is written in a flowing style that feels a lot like poetry.
This approach to the life and dramatic moments of the desert range works quite well, as we see all the nuances of life that unfold in the desert, primarily from the p This is a different kind of book.3/5. Elf Owls are the smallest Owl species in the world and often nest in the Giant Saguaro Cactus in holes left over from old Woodpecker nests.
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The elf owl is the smallest of all the different kinds of owls. This lesson will teach you about elf owls, where they live, how big they are, what they like to eat, and some other cool facts about.Regions near the Mexican border are home to this gnome, the tiniest owl in the world, no bigger than a sparrow.
On moonlit nights in late spring, its yapping and chuckling calls (surprisingly loud for the size of the bird) echo among the groves of giant cactus and through the lower canyons.
The Elf Owl feeds almost entirely on insects and other invertebrates, which become harder to find in.What little of the Elf Owl's habitat that remains is vastly different from how it originally was. One of the changes that affected the Elf Owl was the change in the water flow patterns. The water flow changes were caused by the construction of dams.
These changes affected some species positively, but it affected the Elf Owl negatively.