Sulu Hawk-owl
Sulu boobook 15jan2012 tawitawi roh 2
Range Philippines
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Strigiformes
Family Strigidae
Genus Ninox
Species Ninox reyi
Conservation Status

The Sulu hawk-owl (Ninox reyi), is a species of boobook in the Strigidae family. It is endemic to the Philippines.


The Sulu hawk-owl is an earless species. The males and females look much alike. The Sulu hawk-owl is one of the biggest in the Philippine hawk-owl complex.


The Sulu 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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