Elected representatives in government are in charge of the policy and funding that can make or break saving threatened species. Their decisions and actions matter.
Capricornia has or used to have 29 threatened animals within its boundaries. One of them is me, the Squatter Pigeon.
We took care to attach appropriate images that are as close to representative of each species as our resources and the availability of images allowed. However, we could not ensure perfect accuracy in every case. Some images show species that share the same genus but not at the species or subspecies level.
Geophaps scripta scripta
The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) lists threatened species under six categories:
Extinct, Extinct in the wild, Critically Endangered, Endangered, Vulnerable, Conservation dependent. Read more about these categories
Geophaps scripta scripta is found across 10 electorates.
The Squatter Pigeon is a medium-sized, ground-dwelling pigeon that measures approximately 30 cm in length and weighs about 190-250 g. Adults are predominantly grey-brown, but have black and white stripes on the face and throat, blue-grey skin around the eyes, dark-brown on the upper surfaces of the wings, blue-grey on the lower breast and belly, white on the lower region, flanks of the belly and extending onto the under surfaces of the wings, and a blackish-brown band along the trailing edge of the tail. They have black bills, dark-brown irises, and dull-purple legs and feet. The sexes are similar in appearance.¹
Explore more about this species on the Atlas of Living Australia
Adverse fire regimes
Climate change and severe weather
Habitat loss, fragmentation and degradation
Invasive species and diseases
Explore more about the threats facing species on our Resources page.
- Aristida annua (Aristida annua)
- Hairy-joint Grass (Arthraxon hispidus)
- Bertya opponens (Bertya opponens)
- Miniature Moss-orchid (Bulbophyllum globuliforme)
- Ooline (Cadellia pentastylis)
- Capparis thozetiana (Capparis thozetiana)
- Byfield Matchstick (Comesperma oblongatum)
- Corymbia clandestina (Corymbia clandestina)
- Glen Geddes Bloodwood (Corymbia xanthope)
- Cycas ophiolitica (Cycas ophiolitica)
- Daviesia discolor (Daviesia discolor)
- King Blue-grass (Dichanthium queenslandicum)
- Bluegrass (Dichanthium setosum)
- Salt Pipewort (Eriocaulon carsonii)
- Blue Devil (Eryngium fontanum)
- Black Ironbox (Eucalyptus raveretiana)
- Holly-leaved Graptophyllum (Graptophyllum ilicifolium)
- Three-veined Hakea (Hakea trineura)
- Waxy Cabbage Palm (Livistona lanuginosa)
- Marsdenia brevifolia (Marsdenia brevifolia)
- Neisosperma kilneri (Neisosperma kilneri)
- Neoroepera buxifolia (Neoroepera buxifolia)
- Omphalea celata (Omphalea celata)
- Ozothamnus eriocephalus (Ozothamnus eriocephalus)
- Mt Larcom Silk Pod (Parsonsia larcomensis)
- Lesser Swamp-orchid (Phaius australis)
- Pimelea leptospermoides (Pimelea leptospermoides)
- Pultenaea setulosa (Pultenaea setulosa)
- Quassia (Samadera bidwillii)
- Tectaria devexa (Tectaria devexa)
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