Java Sparrow Lonchura oryzivora

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

Authority: (Linnaeus, 1758)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
The popularity of this finch as a cagebird has resulted in intense trapping activity, which is inferred to be causing drastic declines in the population. Unless stringent regulations are enforced, these declines are likely to continue. While the population size meets the threshold for Endangered, there are no exact values for the rate of decline currently available. However, it is feared that these rates might be much higher than assumed. Therefore, the species is now precautionarily listed as Endangered, but might warrant further uplisting as data on the rate of decline become available.

Population size: 1000-2499

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 148,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Lonchura oryzivora. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/09/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/09/2021.