Psilopogon javensis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Psilopogon javensis
Species Authority: (Horsfield, 1821)
Common Name(s):
English Black-banded Barbet
Megalaima javensis (Horsfield, 1821)
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: 2012
Date Assessed: 2012-05-01
Assessor(s): BirdLife International
Reviewer(s): Butchart, S. & Symes, A.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Benstead, P., Gilroy, J., Taylor, 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.

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).

Indonesia (Bali, Jawa)
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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.
Population Trend: Decreasing

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.

Systems: Terrestrial

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.

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.

Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Psilopogon javensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 02 September 2015.
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