French: Vanneau hirondelle German: Javakiebitz Spanish: Avefría javanesa
Other common names: Javanese Wattled Lapwing, Javanese Lapwing, Sunda Lapwing
Has also been placed in monospecific genus Rogibyx; R. tricolor is a synonym. Monotypic.
27–29 cm; 325 g (estimated). Generally rather dark lapwing, with large bright yellow wattles (sometimes recorded as white, but perhaps only result of post-mortem fading... read more
Most detailed account dates from late 1920s, wherein several different rattling calls are described... read more
Open areas near freshwater ponds and densely overgrown swamps with rushes/sedges and other plants;... read more
Food and feeding
Stated to include water-living insect larvae, water bugs, beetles, snails and seeds of aquatic plants, and in captivity small fish.... read more
Breeding evidently occurred in May–Jun, in W Java. Adults observed mobbing potential predators, e.g. Brahminy Kite (Haliastur... read more
Apparently resident with records available from Java in all months except Feb–Mar, but local... read more
Status and conservation
CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Almost certainly EXTINCT. Decrease caused by agricultural intensification and particularly hunting (for both food and sport) within presumed range,... read more
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