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Simpson and Strzelecki deserts

Country/Territory Australia
Area 0 km2
Altitude 0 - 0m
Priority -
Habitat loss -
Knowledge -

General characteristics

This Secondary Area in northern South Australia and southern Northern Territory has been identified on account of Eyrean Grasswren Amytornis goyderi, a restricted-range species which was long thought to have disappeared but is now known to be abundant in cane grass on sandhills in the region.

Restricted-range species


Species IUCN Category
Eyrean Grasswren (Amytornis goyderi) LC

Important Bird Areas (IBAs)
IBA Code Site Name Country
Coongie Lakes Australia
Goyder Lagoon Australia
Lakes Muncoonie, Mumbleberry and Torquinie Australia
Simpson Desert Australia
Strzelecki Desert Lakes Australia

Threat and conservation


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Endemic Bird Areas factsheet: Simpson and Strzelecki deserts. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/02/2021.