Conservation ActionsConservation Actions Underway
Despite its status as a Critically Endangered species, this species has received little conservation attention, principally owed to its previous treatment as a subspecies of the more widespread C. whitei. More recently, a project in Yogykarta employed ex-poachers to farm coffee, with the present species able to persist and breed in shade-grown coffee plantations. Farmers who successfully found nests were financially rewarded and the monitoring of nests was compensated for (see Taufiqurrahman et al. 2019).
Conservation Actions Proposed
There is an urgent need to quantify the population size and identify sites the species is still present. Sites where the species is found need to be protected and, where possible, birds to be monitored. Include in legislation to make the trade in this species illegal. Consider a reintroduction project.
Location InformationThe species is endemic to Java, Indonesia, where two rather weakly defined subspecies are recognised: C. b. banyumas in Central and East Java, and C. b. ligus in West Java.