Javan Lapwing Vanellus macropterus

Family: Charadriidae (Plovers)

Authority: (Wagler, 1827)

Red List Category

Criteria: D

Click here for more information about the Red List categories and criteria

Justification of Red List category
This conspicuous species has not been recorded since 1940, and it is likely to have declined severely owing to extensive habitat degradation and destruction, probably compounded by significant hunting pressure. However, not all potential habitat has been surveyed, and local reports need to be followed up with dedicated surveys. Any remaining population is likely to be tiny, and for these reasons it is treated as Critically Endangered.

Population size: 1-49

Population trend: Unknown

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 1 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Vanellus macropterus. Downloaded from on 22/11/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 22/11/2019.