Javan Blue-banded Kingfisher Alcedo euryzona

Family: Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)

Authority: Temminck, 1830

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This recently-split kingfisher is largely restricted to rivers in lowland forest and, as such, is suspected to be undergoing a continuing population decline as a result of significant losses in the extent of this habitat throughout its range. There are very few recent records, and it is precautionarily inferred that any remaining subpopulations are extremely small and declining. It has therefore been listed as Critically Endangered, however there remains a possibility it has been under-recorded, and if it is found to be more numerous than is currently feared it may warrant downlisting in future.

Population size: 50-249 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 173,000 km2

Country endemic: yes

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Alcedo euryzona. Downloaded from on 22/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 22/02/2024.