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Cebu Boobook Ninox rumseyi   - Adult
Cebu Boobook
Photographer : © Yann Muzika
Location :Taburan, Cebu, Philippines
Date : 20 February 2014
English synonyms:Cebu Hawk Owl, Cebu Hawk-Owl, Philippine Hawk Owl, Philippine Hawk-Owl, Philippine Boobook, Philippine Boobook Owl
Bird Family :Strigidae - Typical Owls
Red Data Status :Not Evaluated
Remarks :
Taxonomic Notes :New monotypic species endemic to Cebu in the Philippines. Previously attributed to Philippine Boobook Ninox philippensis spilonota but separated and elevated to species rank in
Rasmussen, P.C., Allen, D.N.S., Collar, N.J., DeMeulemeester, B., Hutchinson, R.O.P, Jakosalem, G.C., Kennedy, R.S., Lambert, F.R. & Paguntalan, L.M. (2012) Vocal divergence and new species in the Philippine Hawk Owl Ninox philippensis complex. Forktail 28: 1-20.
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