If this species uplisted to Vulnerable, I think It is good in local level to use this species as “icon” coastal zone protection in Java.
I agree with Iqbal, although the distribution is more widespread than before (in 2001) but it’s good to put them in Vulnerable to protect them and their habitat.
Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this discussion. We greatly appreciate the time and effort invested by so many people in commenting. The window for consultation is now closed. We will analyse and interpret the new information and post a preliminary decision on this species’s Red List status on this page in early July.
Thank you once again,
BirdLife Red List Team
Based on available information, our preliminary proposal for the 2021 Red List would be to adopt the proposed classifications outlined in the initial forum discussion.
There is now a period for further comments until the final deadline in mid-July, after which the recommended categorisations will be put forward to IUCN.
The final 2021 Red List categories will be published on the BirdLife and IUCN websites in December 2021, following further checking of information relevant to the assessments by both BirdLife and IUCN.
In Timor-Leste it has been found to be quite widespread, especially occurring at sandflats/mudflats associated with mangroves on the northcoast, as well as estuaries (possibly general beaches) around entire coastline. Densities do seem low, usually numbers seen are 1-6, and a rough estimate for Timor-Leste could be say 50-200 individuals.
I have had issues with telling them apart from Kentish Plover, but Kentish does seem to be a vagrant with few (perhaps only a single) confirmed record.
Javan Plover also occurs in West Timor 9currently recs of 1-4 birds around Kupang Bay), also Semau island (4 birds one site), also Rote (a few recs including several birds at an inland freshwater lake).
Numbers have always been low – but largest numbers I have seen have been about 8-9 birds at Kupang Bay, but a few of these were possibly Kentish (will have to have another look.
Probably/possibly 150-300+ birds on Timor, Rote, Semau…
Recommended categorisation to be put forward to IUCN
The final categorisation for this species has not changed. Javan Plover is recommended to be listed as Least Concern.
Many thanks for everyone who contributed to the 2021 GTB Forum process. The final 2021 Red List categories will be published on the BirdLife and IUCN websites in December 2021, following further checking of information relevant to the assessments by both BirdLife and IUCN.
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