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 Southern Black-throated Finch.
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.
Southern Black-throated Finch
Poephila cincta cincta
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
Poephila cincta cincta is found across 5 electorates.
At the species level, the Black-throated Finch is a sleek but thickset grass-finch, which measures approximately 12 cm in length, and weighs approximately 15 g. It has a grey head and neck, with a short black loral stripe, and a conspicuous, large black 'bib' over the chin, throat and upper breast. The bill is short, thick, conical and coloured black. The eye is a dark reddish-brown. The breast, back, and most of the belly, are brown. The wings are a darker shade of brown, and when folded have a narrow white stripe along the leading edge. The rump and the tail, which is short and rather rounded or square-tipped, are both black. The lower underbody is white, but with a black patch on the rear flanks. The legs and feet are a bright pinkish-red. Juveniles appear very similar to adults, but with duller colouring.¹
Explore more about this species on the Atlas of Living Australia
Adverse fire regimes
Habitat loss, fragmentation and degradation
Invasive species and diseases
Overexploitation and other direct harm from human activities
Explore more about the threats facing species on our Resources page.
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- 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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