Rasmussen et al., 2012
The Cebu hawk-owl or Cebu boobook (Ninox rumseyi) is a species of owl in the family Strigidae. It is endemic to the Philippines. It was formerly considered a subspecies of the Philippine hawk-owl, but was reclassified in mid-2012, as voice and other data suggested placement as a distinct species.
The Cebu hawk-owl is an earless species. The males and females look much alike.
The Cebu hawk-owl can be found in forest areas up to 1800 metres, although they mostly reside in areas below 1000 metres above sea level. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. This species mates around February. The nests can be found in hollow trees.
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- New Owl Species: Camiguin Hawk-Owl, Cebu Hawk-Owl Discovered In Philippines
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