Elf Owl nesting in tree cavity

Elf Owl nesting in tree cavity

C002/1957 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 38.6MB

Downloadable file size: 3.0MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Elf Owl (Micrathene whitneyi) nesting in tree cavity, Santa Catalina Mountains, Arizona. The Elf Owl is a tiny, short-tailed owl of the southwestern United States and Mexico. These nocturnal birds sit fairly erect and have a knock-kneed stance. Flight is somewhat bat-like, but not as erratic. The Elf Owl inhabits arid deserts overgrown with Saguaro Cacti, thorn scrub, and mesquite or deciduous riparian woodlands from 2,000 to 7,200 feet. They are entirely dependent on woodpecker cavities for nest sites, both in cacti and deciduous trees. Cavity entrances range from 10 to 33 feet above ground.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: animal, animal eye, animal home, arizona fauna, aves, bird, bird of prey, birds of prey, close up, close-up, closeup, elf owl, fauna, in tree, micrathene, micrathene whitneyi, nest, nest hole, nest site, north america fauna, north american fauna, owl, raptor, santa catalina mountains fauna, strigidae, strigiformes, tree cavities, tree cavity, united states fauna, us fauna, wild, wildlife, woodpecker cavity

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.