The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Alcedo euryzona Temminck, 1830

Javan blue-banded kingfisher, Blue-banded kingfisher (generic), Raja udang kalung biru (local name; Rusmendro et al. 2009)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Alcedo euryzona euryzona Temminck, 1830


Conservation Status

Last record: 1930's

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered


Still extant according to (Noske et al. 2011), and possibly also encountered by (Rusmendro et al. 2009). If these records are accurate, whether the taxon is a candidate for rediscovery is unknown. But as of 4 September, 2013, BirdLife International maintains that "there have been no confirmed records for several decades" ([url=]source[/url]).


Rediscovered by (Chan & Setiawan, 2019)?



Java, Indonesia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:



Other references:

BirdLife International. (2014). Alcedo euryzona. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. ( Downloaded on 27 July 2014.

Chan, Bosco Pui Lok and Setiawan, Arif. (2019). New record of the Critically Endangered Javan Blue-banded Kingfisher Alcedo euryzona in Central Java, Indonesia. BirdingASIA 31.

Noske, R., Prawiradilaga, D.M., Drynan, D., Leishman, A. and Rutherford, W. (2011). Understorey Birds of Cikaniki Research Station, Gunung Halimun-Salak National Park, West Java: Report of the Indonesian Bird Banding Scheme Training Programme. Kukila 15: 50-65. [a free online subscription is needed to view the full paper]

Robson, C. (2014). From the field. BirdingASIA 22: 121-128.

Hasmar Rusmendro, Ruskomalasari, Alwi Khadafi, Hafid Bayan Prayoga, Lisa Apriyanti. (2009). Keberdaan Jenis Burung Pada Lima Stasiun Pengamatan Di Sepanjang Daerah Aliran Sungai (Das) Ciliwung, Depok-Jakarta. VIS VITALIS 02(2): 50-64.


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