Javan Plover

Its natural habitats are sandy shores and intertidal flats. It is threatened by habitat loss.

The Javan Plover is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

The Javan Plover (Charadrius javanicus) is a species of bird in the Charadriidae family. It is endemic to Indonesia. Its natural habitats are sandy shores and intertidal flats. It is threatened by habitat loss. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Charadrius javanicus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 24 July 2007. Stub icon This Charadriiformes-related article is a stub. More

Observations of Javan Plover were made in March 1994 at Muara Angka, a reserve lying on the outskirts of Jakarta, Java, where several pairs of javanicus were breeding, and one nest was located. These birds were quite different in appearance to ‘White-faced’ Plovers, being dark brown to sandy-brown above, quite similar in colour to typical Kentish Plovers, while the males showed a warm rufescent-brown wash to the lower crown, rear of the supercilium, and behind the ear-coverts. More

population size of the Javan Plover in Java. Furthermore, our analysis of the species-specific habitat preferences will provide preliminary information on threats and how to identify coastal areas with a particular high conservation priority. More

and as a result we found Javan plover chicks at Metro Marina Ancol area in August 20. Unfortunately the chicks were not there the next day when we checked again. We assumed that the wild dogs had taken them because we found a lot of dog footprints in that location. Besides research and monitoring, environmental education activities are beginning. In collaboration with Coca Cola Jakarta we made 'edu mobile', which is a car containing materials about Jakarta wetlands. More

Javan Plover is believed to be resident on Java, but was discovered to be breeding at Kuala Penet, Lampung, Sumatra, in June 2007 (I. Londo/WCS in litt. 2008), and may also breed in Sulawesi, where it is regularly observed (P. Morris in litt. 2007). Northern populations of Kentish Plover are migratory and winter to the south of the breeding range. More

Order : Charadriiformes
Family : Charadriidae
Genus : Charadrius
Species : javanicus
Authority : Chasen, 1938