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Lingiari has or used to have 65 threatened animals within its boundaries. One of them is me, the Purple-crowned Fairy-wren.

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.

Photo of Purple-crowned Fairy-wren

Purple-crowned Fairy-wren

Malurus coronatus coronatus

Status: Endangered

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

Malurus coronatus coronatus is found across 2 electorates.

The Purple-crowned Fairy-wren is a small bird measuring approximately 14 cm in length, with a wing-span of approximately 16 cm, and weighing 9-13 g. The plumage varies according to sex and age and, in males, season, but all birds, regardless of age, sex or time of year, are mostly warm-brown above, and white below with a buff wash, and have a long blue tail, dark bill, dark irises, and brownish legs and feet.¹

Explore more about this species on the Atlas of Living Australia

Adverse fire regimesAdverse fire regimes

Climate change and severe weatherClimate change and severe weather

Habitat loss, fragmentation and degradationHabitat loss, fragmentation and degradation

Invasive species and diseasesInvasive species and diseases

Explore more about the threats facing species on our Resources page.

Lingiari has or used to have 37 threatened plants found within its boundaries. Some of these might not be as photogenic as the Purple-crowned Fairy-wren but they're just as important.

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