Western Bristlebird Dasyornis longirostris

Family: Dasyornithidae (Bristlebirds)

Authority: Gould, 1841

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(iii,v)

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Justification of Red List category
This species has been uplisted to Endangered because it has a very small range, and a small population which is undergoing a decline, owing mainly to the effects of wildfires. Large lightning-induced fires in 2005 and 2006 severely reduced the population, and ongoing habitat degradation from fires is likely.

Population size: 1000

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 540 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Dasyornis longirostris. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/04/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/04/2021.