AnAge entry for Micrathene whitneyi

Classification (HAGRID: 02173)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Aves (Taxon entry)
            Order: Strigiformes
                Family: Strigidae
                    Genus: Micrathene
Species
Micrathene whitneyi
Common name
Elf owl

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
14 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 445
Sample size
Small
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

In captivity these animals can live up to 14 years [0445].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
365 days
Male sexual maturity
Incubation
24 days
Clutch size
2 (oviparous)
Clutches per year
1
Weight at hatching
Adult weight
41 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
Not yet available
Basal metabolic rate
0.2594 W
Body mass
45.9 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.005652 W/g

References

External Resources

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ITIS 177912
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 57441
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