Javan Plover Charadrius javanicus

Family: Charadriidae (Plovers)

Authority: Chasen, 1938

Red List Category

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Justification of Red List category
While Javan Plover is suspected to have a small population size, this is known to be larger than the thresholds for listing as Vulnerable under the small population criterion and all published information on trends indicates a stable population, and potentially an increase in the area of suitable habitat within the range. While threats such as egg-collecting may pose a local threat in some areas, there is no evidence for a continuing decline in the population, and the decline previously suspected for the species is not supported. The range of the species has been greatly increased in recent years through improved knowledge and additional surveys, considerably reducing the likelihood that the true population size is as small as previously suspected. As such the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion.
For these reasons, the species has been reassessed as Least Concern.

Population size: 1300-4000

Population trend: Stable

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 1,000,000 km2

Country endemic: No

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Charadrius javanicus. Downloaded from on 08/02/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 08/02/2023.