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Cebu Hawk Owl ~ Ninox rumseyi


The Cebu Hawk Owl is a small owl with no ear-tufts. It is also known as the Cebu Boobook.

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  • Cebu Hawk Owl
  • Cebu Hawk Owl


Distribution: Endemic to island of Cebu in the Philippines.

Range of Cebu Hawk Owl (Ninox rumseyi)
Range of the Cebu Hawk Owl Ninox rumseyi

Status: Listed as Endangered by Birdlife International.

Original Description: Rasmussen, P.C., Allen, D.N.S., Collar, N.J., DeMeulemeester, B., Hutchinson, R.O., Jakosalem, P.G., Kennedy, R.S., Lambert, F.R. and Paguntalan, L.M. 2012. Vocal divergence and new species in the Philippine Hawk Owl Ninox philippensis complex. Forktail 28: p. 1-20.

References: (may contain affiliate links)
BirdLife International. 2020. "IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". IUCN.
International Ornithological Congress. 2023. "IOC World Bird List - Owls".
Ninox rumseyi at Xeno-canto.

See also: Other owls from Asia, Genus: Ninox.

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