Cebu hawk-owl

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Cebu hawk-owl
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae
Genus: Ninox
Species: N. rumseyi
Binomial name
Ninox rumseyi
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.[2]


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.


  • Kennedy, R.S., Gonzales P.C., Dickinson E.C., Miranda, Jr, H.C., Fisher T.H. (2000) A Guide to the Birds of the Philippines, Oxford University Press, Oxford.