Carpentarian Grasswren Amytornis dorotheae

Family: Maluridae (Fairy-wrens)

Authority: (Mathews, 1914)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2c

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Justification of Red List category
This species has undergone recent rapid population declines as a result of fires in 2011-2012 that are thought to have severely reduced the population by 30-50% in the past ten years. As a result it is classified as Vulnerable.

Population size: 2600-14000, 11000

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 41,800 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Land-mass type - Australia
Realm - Oceanic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Amytornis dorotheae. Downloaded from on 06/02/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 06/02/2023.