Eastern Bristlebird Dasyornis brachypterus

Family: Dasyornithidae (Bristlebirds)

Authority: (Latham, 1801)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2bc+4bc

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Justification of Red List category
Recent monitoring data suggest rapid declines in one of the largest subpopulations at Barren Grounds/Budderoo due to unknown causes, and the subpopulation at Nadgee has also declined rapidly as a result of the severe bushfires in 2019-20. It is unclear whether these declines will continue, although some sites population are, for now at least, stable. The species is therefore listed as Vulnerable.

Population size: 1500-2100, 1800

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 36,800 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Dasyornis brachypterus. Downloaded from on 19/08/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 19/08/2022.