The World’s Smallest And Cutest Owl (Photos)
The World’s Smallest And Cutest Owl (Photos): Micrathene whitneyi, the diminutive Whitney’s elf owl is a common resident of the riparian areas of the Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts in North America.
It is the smallest owl found in the world also is one of the world’s lightest owl weighing a mere 1.4 ounces (40 g). Scienceafrique reports that a fully grown male elf owl is 4.9 to 5.7 inches (12.5 to 14.5 cm) in length and have a wingspan of 10.5 inches (27 cm).
See photos below: