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Carpentarian Grasswren Amytornis dorotheae



Family: Maluridae (Australasian wrens)

Authority: (Mathews, 1914)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2c

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Justification of Red List category
This species is classified as Vulnerable owing to recent rapid population declines. Fires in 2011-2012 severely reduced two out of three remaining sub-populations and the overall population decline is estimated at between 30 and 50% over three generations. Wildfires are projected to continue or even increase in frequency in the future owing to the spread of an invasive grass species.



Population size: 14000

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 74,700 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2018) Species factsheet: Amytornis dorotheae. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/11/2018. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2018) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/11/2018.