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Javan Blue-banded Kingfisher

Alcedo euryzona


The Javan Blue-banded Kingfisher is endemic to Java, Indonesia.

It has only been recorded twice since the 1930s, as they were seen in Gunung Halimun National Park in June 2009. It may however be under recorded owing to its shy behaviour and often remote habitat. This species is part of the Alcedinidae Kingfisher family, which diverged from all other species of birds 26.9 million years ago. This species diverged on it’s own from its closest relatives 7.95 million years ago, during the Neogene period. This species is suspected to be undergoing a continuing population decline as a result of significant losses in the extent of this habitat throughout its range. The human population brings large demand and pressure on natural resources, which has led to a massive reduction in forest cover. Threats continue in the forms of conversion to agriculture, development and fire. There are also very few records of this species, inferring that any remaining subpopulations are extremely small and declining. This species does occur in the protected Gunung Halimun National Park. Urgent clarification of this species current population is required, so this species should become a key target during surveys.

  • Order: Coraciiformes
  • Family: Alcedinidae
  • Population: 50-249
  • Trend: decreasing
  • Size: 17cm

EDGE Score

EDGE Score: 5.29 (?)
ED Score: 11.34 (?)
GE / IUCN Red List (?)
Not Evaluated Data Deficient Least Concern Near Threatened Vulnerable Endangered Critically Endangered Extinct in the Wild Extinct


This species found in Java, Indonesia.

Habitat and Ecology

This species is generally sedentary on rocky or slow-flowing streams and larger rivers running through forest, most commonly in the lowlands, but can go up to 1,500m. This species is mainly piscivorous (carnivorous but eats mainly fish), also consuming crustaceans, insects and small reptiles. Breeding has been recorded in March- April.

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This wordcloud illustrates the threats facing this species. The size of each word indicates the extent of a species range that is affected by that threat (larger size means a greater area is affected). The colour of the word indicates how much that threat impacts the species (darker shades of red mean the threat is more severe).

Urban development Industrial development Crops Logging Fire

Threat wordcloud key:

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Source: The IUCN List of Threatened Species. Version 2017.1.
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