Short-tailed Grasswren Amytornis merrotsyi

Family: Maluridae (Fairy-wrens)

Authority: Mellor, 1913

Red List Category

Criteria: B2ab(ii,iii,v)

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Justification of Red List category
This species has been uplisted to Near Threatened because it occupies a small area, within which it occurs at a moderately small number of locations and is inferred to be undergoing declines in its range size, quality of habitat and number of mature individuals. These declines are thought to be driven by anthropogenic and lightning-induced fires, the former being used to create habitat for sheep grazing.

Population size: 6000

Population trend: Stable

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 84,900 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Realm - Oceanic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Amytornis merrotsyi. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/short-tailed-grasswren-amytornis-merrotsyi on 24/09/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 24/09/2023.