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Page has or used to have 34 threatened animals within its boundaries. One of them is me, the Eastern Bristlebird.

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 Eastern Bristlebird

Eastern Bristlebird

Dasyornis brachypterus

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

Dasyornis brachypterus is found across 15 electorates.

The eastern bristlebird is a small ground-dwelling bird. It is a dark cinnamon-brown colour and is well camouflaged in the low, dense, ground or understorey vegetation in which it occurs. Nests are built low to the ground in low dense vegetation. It mainly feeds on insects, seeds and small fruits. It is only capable of making, weak, low, short-range flights. It only has a limited ability to disperse to new habitat or recolonise habitat after disturbance. It occurs in a┬ávariety of habitat, however, it is relatively rare and occurs in three disjunct, localised coastal populations: one in the Queensland/NSW border area; one in the Illawarra and Jervis Bay; and one in the NSW/Victoria border area.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

Overexploitation and other direct harm from human activitiesOverexploitation and other direct harm from human activities

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

Page has or used to have 95 threatened plants found within its boundaries. Some of these might not be as photogenic as the Eastern Bristlebird but they're just as important.

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