Psilopogon javensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Aves Piciformes Megalaimidae

Scientific Name: Psilopogon javensis (Horsfield, 1821)
Common Name(s):
English Black-banded Barbet
Megalaima javensis (Horsfield, 1821)
Taxonomic Source(s): del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 1: Non-passerines. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
Taxonomic Notes: Psilopogon javensis (del Hoyo and Collar 2014) was previously placed in the genus Megalaima.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2016-10-01
Assessor(s): BirdLife International
Reviewer(s): Butchart, S. & Symes, A.
Contributor(s): Jihad
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Benstead, P., Gilroy, J., Taylor, J., Westrip, J.
This species is considered Near Threatened as it is likely to be declining moderately rapidly within its moderately small range primarily as a result of on-going habitat loss and degradation, as well as trapping pressure.

Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to Java and Bali, Indonesia, where it is widespread and often common in suitable habitat, although this is now highly fragmented (BirdLife International 2001).

Countries occurrence:
Indonesia (Bali, Jawa)
Additional data:
Continuing decline in area of occupancy (AOO):Yes
Extreme fluctuations in area of occupancy (AOO):NoEstimated extent of occurrence (EOO) - km2:176000
Continuing decline in extent of occurrence (EOO):YesExtreme fluctuations in extent of occurrence (EOO):No
Continuing decline in number of locations:Unknown
Extreme fluctuations in the number of locations:No
Upper elevation limit (metres):1500
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Population [top]

Population:The population size of this species has not been quantified, but it has been described as often common.

Trend Justification:  A moderately rapid population decline is suspected to be occurring as a result of continuing habitat loss and degradation, as well as the potential effects of trapping for the cage bird trade.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Number of mature individuals:UnknownContinuing decline of mature individuals:Yes
Extreme fluctuations:NoPopulation severely fragmented:No
Continuing decline in subpopulations:Unknown
Extreme fluctuations in subpopulations:NoAll individuals in one subpopulation:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species inhabits open evergreen and hill forest, including teak forest, open woodland and woodland fragments. It is found mostly in the lowlands, but locally to 1,500 m asl.

Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Yes
Generation Length (years):8.5
Movement patterns:Not a Migrant

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Forest destruction in the lowlands of Java and Bali has been extremely extensive as a result of logging and conversion to agriculture. It is also sometimes trapped and traded as a cage-bird.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Conservation Actions Underway
No targeted conservation actions are known for this species, though it does occur several National Parks, such as Gunung Gede and Gunung Halimun (Jihad, Burung Indonesia in litt. 2016).

Conservation Actions Proposed
Conduct repeated surveys across the species's range to determine the magnitude of declines and rates of range contraction. Conduct ecological studies to determine precise habitat requirements, tolerance of secondary habitats and response to fragmentation. Protect areas of suitable habitat. Raise awareness of the species and its status in an effort to reduce trapping.

Amended [top]

Amended reason: Edited Conservation Actions Information text, and altered Actions in Place tab to show it does occur in at least one protected area. Added a new Contributor and a new Facilitator/Compiler.

Citation: BirdLife International. 2017. Psilopogon javensis (amended version of 2016 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T22681622A110591039. . Downloaded on 23 May 2018.
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