Plains-wanderer Pedionomus torquatus


Antos, M. 2014. Northern Plains Grassland Fauna Surveys at Terrick Terrick National Park. July 2013-June 2014 Progress Report. . Parks Victoria, Melbourne.

Baker-Gabb D.J., Benshemesh J.S. and Maher P.N. 1990. A revision of the distribution, status and management of the Plains-wanderer Pedionomus torquatus. Emu 90: 161-168.

Baker-Gabb, D. 1990. The biology and management of the Plains-wanderer Pedionomus torquatus in NSW. NPWS Species Management Report No. 3. NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, Sydney.

Baker-Gabb, D. J. 2002. Recovery plan for the Plains-wanderer Pedionomus torquatus 2002–2006: conservation of lowland native grassland dependant fauna. Environment Australia, Canberra.

Baker-Gabb, D., Antos, M. and Brown G. 2016. Recent decline of the critically endangered Plains-wanderer (Pedionomus torquatus), and the application of a simple method for assessing its cause: changes in grassland structure. Ecological Management and Restoration.

Barrett, G.; Silcocks, A.; Barry, S.; Cunningham, R.; Poulter, R. 2003. The new atlas of Australian birds. Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union, Victoria, Australia.

Bennett, S. 1983. A review of the distribution, status and biology of the Plains-wanderer Pedionomus torquatus Gould. Emu 83: 1-11.

Commonwealth of Australia. 2016. National recovery plan for the Plains-wanderer Pedionomus torquatus. Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra.

Garnett, S. T.; Szabo, J. K.; Dutson, G. 2011. The Action Plan for Australian Birds 2010. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood.

Harrington G.N, Maher P.N. and Baker-Gabb D.J. 1998. The biology of the Plains-wanderer Pedionomus torquatus on the Riverine Plain of New South Wales during and after drought. Corella 12: 7-13.

Johnstone, K., Miller K.K. and Antos, M.J. 2015. Grassland conservation and the Plains-wanderer: A small brown bird makes an effective flagship. Conservation and Society 13: 407-413.

Marchant, S.; Higgins, P. J. 1993. Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic birds, 2: raptors to lapwings. Oxford University Press, Melbourne.

TSSC. 2015. Approved conservation advice for Pedionomus torquatus (Plains-wanderer). Threatened Species Scientific Committee, Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra.

Wilson, C., Ingwersen D. and Parker D. 2014. Review of OEH Plains-wanderer Pedionomus torquatus monitoring data 2001-2014. A report for the Office of Environment and Heritage, NSW. BirdLife Australia, Melbourne.

Further resources

Australian Govt - Action Plan for Australian Birds 2000 - Recovery Outline

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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Pedionomus torquatus. Downloaded from on 18/11/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 18/11/2019.