Gulf of Carpentaria

Country/Territory Australia
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General characteristics

This north Australian Secondary Area is defined by the range of its one endemic species, Carpentarian Grasswren Amytornis dorotheae, known from just eight isolated localities in a strip of sandstone country with mature, unburnt tussock grassland, lying inland from the southern coast of the gulf; it runs from the Tawallah range near the Limmen Bight in the Northern Territory to the Gunpowder district north of Mt Isa in Queensland (see map, p. 572). The grasswren is classified as Vulnerable because, although numbers are difficult to assess, it has probably been adversely affected by changes in the fire regime since the arrival of Europeans (Garnett 1993).

Restricted-range species

Species IUCN Category
Carpentarian Grasswren (Amytornis dorotheae) VU

Important Bird Areas (IBAs)
IBA Code Site Name Country
Boodjamulla Australia
Buckley River Australia
Wollogorang Australia

Threat and conservation

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Endemic Bird Areas factsheet: Gulf of Carpentaria. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/02/2020.