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Elf Owl
Micrathene whitneyi (Cooper, JG, 1861)
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Order:
  Strigiformes
Family:
  Strigidae
Genus:
  Micrathene

Scientific:
  Micrathene whitneyi

Citation:
  (Cooper, JG, 1861)

Reference:
  Proc.Cal.Acad.Sci.(1) 2 p.118

Protonym:
  Athene whitneyi

Avibase ID:
  D74BA9655224E5AE

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 177912

Geographic range:

  • Micrathene whitneyi whitneyi: Arid sw US and adjacent nw Mexico (Sonora)
  • Micrathene whitneyi idonea: S Texas (lower Rio Grand Valley) to central Mexico
  • Micrathene whitneyi sanfordi: Lower Baja California (south of latitude 23°40'N)
  • Micrathene whitneyi graysoni: Formerly Socorro I. (Revillagigedo Is. off w Mexico). Extinct
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Elf Owl
Czech:
  kulíšek trpasličí
German:
  Elfenkauz
Danish:
  Alfeugle
Spanish:
  Mochuelo de los Saguaros
Finnish:
  kaktuspöllö
French:
  Chevêchette des saguaros
Icelandic:
  Elf Owl
Italian:
  Civetta elfo
Japanese:
  sabotenfukurou
Japanese:
  サボテンフクロウ
Dutch:
  Cactusuil
Norwegian:
  Alveugle
Polish:
  sóweczka kaktusowa
Portuguese:
  Mocho-duende
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Elf Owl
Russian:
  Сычик-эльф
Slovak:
  sovička kaktusová
Swedish:
  kaktusuggla
Chinese:
  娇鸺鹠


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (1886):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 1st suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micropallas whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 2nd suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micropallas whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 3rd suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micropallas whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 4th suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micropallas whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 5th suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micropallas whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 6th suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micropallas whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 7th suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micropallas whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (1895):
   Elf Owl ( Micropallas whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 8th suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micropallas whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 9th suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micropallas whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 10th suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micropallas whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 11th suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micropallas whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 12th suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micropallas whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 13th suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micropallas whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 14th suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micropallas whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 15th suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micropallas whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (1910):
   Elf Owl ( Micropallas whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 16th suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micropallas whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 17th suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micropallas whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 18th suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micropallas whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (1931):
   Elf Owl ( Micropallas whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 19th suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micropallas whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 20th suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micropallas whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 21st suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micropallas whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 22nd suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 23rd suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 24th suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 25th suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 26th suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 27th suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 28th suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 29th suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 30th suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 31st suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (1957):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 32nd suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 33rd suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 34th suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Chevêchette des saguaros ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Chevêchette des saguaros ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (3/07/2017):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Micrathene whitneyi [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Micrathene whitneyi [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Micrathene whitneyi [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Elf Owl ( Micrathene whitneyi) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Micrathene whitneyi [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Micrathene whitneyi [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms

Bulgarian: Чухъл елф
Catalan: Mussolet dels saguaros
Czech: Kulíšek trpaslicí, kulíšek trpasličí
Danish: Alfeugle
German: Elfenkauz
English: Elf Owl
Spanish: Mochuelo de los Saguaros, Mochuelo Duende, Tecolote Enano, Tecolotito Enano
Spanish (Spain): Mochuelo de Los Saguaros
Spanish (Mexico): tecolote enano, Tecolotito Enano
Estonian: kaktusekakk
Finnish: Kaktuspöllö
French: Chevêchette des saguaros, Chevêchette elfe, Chouette des saguaros, Chouette elfe
Hungarian: tündérbaglyocska
Italian: Civetta elfo, Elfo
Japanese: sabotenfukurou
Japanese: サボテンフクロウ
Latin: Micrathene whitneyi, Micropallas whitneyi
Lithuanian: Kaktusinė pelėda
Latvian: elfu apogs
Dutch: Cactusuil
Norwegian: Alveugle
Polish: kaktusówka, sóweczka kaktusowa
Portuguese: Mocho-duende
Russian: кактусовый сычик, Сычик-эльф, Сыч-эльф
Slovak: sovicka kaktusová, sovička kaktusová
Serbian: Vilinska sovica
Swedish: Kaktusuggla
Chinese: 娇鸺鹠
Chinese (Traditional): 姬鴞

 

         

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