Kalkadoon Grasswren Amytornis ballarae


Bird, J.P., Martin, R., Akçakaya, H.R., Gilroy, J., Burfield, I.J., Garnett, S.G., Symes, A., Taylor, J., ?ekercio?lu, Ç.H. and Butchart, S.H.M. 2020. Generation lengths of the world’s birds and their implications for extinction risk. Conservation Biology 34(5): 1252-1261. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.13486.

Carruthers, R.K., Horton, W., Vernon, D.P. 1970. Distribution, habits and sexual dimorphism of the Western Grasswren, Amytornis textilis ballareae in northwestern Queensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 16: 334-341.

Crowley, G.M. 2016. Climate change in the Southern Gulf region: Nature, impacts and responses. Southern Gulf Natural Resource Management, Mount Isa. 2022. GBIF Occurrence Download: Amytornis ballarae 05 April 2022. Available at: (Accessed: 05 April 2022).

Grice, A.C. Vanderduys, E.P., Perry, J.J., Cook, G.D. 2013. Patterns and processes of invasive grass impacts on wildlife in Australia. Wildlife Society Bulletin 37: 478-485.

Harrington, G., McKeown, A., Venables, B. 2017. The range and habitat of the Kalkadoon Grasswren Amytornis ballarae. Australian Field Ornithology 34: 12-17.

Higgins, P. J.; Peter, J. M.; Steele, W. K. 2001. Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds: Tyrant-flycatchers to Chats. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

IUCN. 2022. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2022-1. Available at: (Accessed: 21 July 2022).

Stoetzel, H., Harrington, G.N., Ezzy, L., Greenfield, K., Crowley, G.M., Venables, B., Murphy, S.A. 2021. Kalkadoon Grasswren Amytornis ballarae. In: Garnett, S.T., Baker, G.B. (ed.), The Action Plan for Australian Birds 2020, pp. 559-561. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.

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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Amytornis ballarae. Downloaded from on 27/09/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 27/09/2022.