Javan Lapwing, Vanellus macropterus.
Formerly placed in a genus of its own Rogibyx tricolor. Also previously named Vanellus tricolor.
|Specimen number 1987.24.41. No collection data available. |
Only added to the collection as a mounted specimen in 1987.
Right lateral view.
|Specimen number 1987.24.41. Head detail. |
The wattles were yellow or white in life.
|Specimen number 1987.24.41.|
Thought to have declined due to hunting and trapping but more probably simple human disturbance and habitat loss due to conversion to farming are likely to be main causes. The human population of Java grew very quickly and the already small and vulnerable population would easily have been overcome quickly as a result.
|Specimen number 1987.24.41. Dorsal view.|
del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A. & Sargatal. J. eds (1996) Handbook of the birds of the world. Vol. 3. Hoatzin to Auks. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
Birdlife International (2013) Species factsheet: Haematopus meadewaldoi. http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/speciesfactsheet.php?id=3156 Downloaded from http://birdlife.org on 16/02/2013.
Wikipedia 16/02/2013: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Javan_Lapwing
Naturalis. National Museum of Natural History (Leiden NL). http://nlbif.eti.uva.nl/naturalis/detail.php?lang=uk&id=40 Downloaded 16/02/2013