VU
Java Sparrow Lonchura oryzivora



Family: Estrildidae (Waxbills, grass finches, munias and allies)

Authority: (Linnaeus, 1758)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2bde+3bde+4bde

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Justification of Red List category
The popularity of this finch as a cage-bird has resulted in intense trapping activity, which is inferred to be causing rapid declines in the population. Unless stringent regulations are enforced, these declines are likely to continue, and as such it is listed as Vulnerable.



Population size: 1500-7000

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 147,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Attributes
Land-mass type - shelf island
Realm - Indomalayan
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Lonchura oryzivora. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/12/2016.