Eastern Bristlebird

It is endemic to Australia. Its natural habitats are temperate forests, temperate shrubland, and temperate grassland. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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The Eastern Bristlebird is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

Eastern Bristlebird Dasyornis brachypterus First post for over here, looks like everyones migrated over to here, good to see some local activity. Found this Eastern Bristlebird at Barren Grounds Nature Reserve, about an hour's drive south of home. These birds are classified as endangered and normally stick to the dense heath, being rather poor fliers, but they regularly come out on the tracks close to sunset. More

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The Eastern Bristlebird occurs in threatened, localised and disjunct populations down the eastern Australian coast from south-east Queensland through New South Wales to eastern Victoria; the Rufous Bristlebird in western Victoria and south-eastern South Australia, and formerly in south-western Western Australia; with the Western Bristlebird occurring in a small area of south-west Western Australia. Behaviour - Bristlebirds are generally shy diurnal birds that skulk in dense vegetation. More

The Eastern Bristlebird (Dasyornis brachypterus) is a species of bird in the Dasyornithidae family. It is endemic to Australia. Its natural habitats are temperate forests, temperate shrubland, and temperate grassland. It is threatened by habitat loss. Contents - * 1 Range and habitat * 2 Conservation Status * 2. More

most Eastern Bristlebirds is mainly coastal and so has suffered greatly at the hand of white man. It is so fragmented by development that almost all the remaining populations occur in reserves and national parks. The most endangered of these populations, the northern subspecies 'monoides' is restricted to a different but equally fire-prone habitat, isolated grassy mountain slopes along the NSW/Qld border. More

Eastern Bristlebird (Dasyornis brachypterus) * Endangered Eastern Bristlebird (Dasyornis brachypterus) Eastern Bristlebird (Dasyornis brachypterus) photo Eastern Bristlebird (Dasyornis brachypterus) photo details * Recorded 14 April 2007 * Added to IBC 23 weeks 2 days ago * Author Chris Charles * Location Barren Grounds Nature Reserve, New South Wales, Australia * More

Eastern Bristlebird (Dasyornis brachypterus) = French: Dasyorne brun German: Braunkopf-Lackvogel Spanish: Picocerdas Oriental Other common names: Bristlebird, Brown/Common Bristlebird Taxonomy: Turdus brachypterus Latham, 1801, near Port Jackson, New South Wales, Australia. In past, sometimes treated as conspecific with D. longirostris, but differs significantly in plumage and voice. Two subspecies recognized. More

Identification: Eastern bristlebird have short rounded wings and a long tail. The upper parts are rich brown with a pale buff line above the eye. Underparts have a scaly appearance and are grey-brown. Flanks are dark brown. Call/Song: This bird makes a harsh, sharp zeet alarm note and a soft zit. Its song is variable but usually resembles it wooa-weet sip. More

the Eastern Bristlebird was sometimes seen there. Tim had also loaned us a tape of its call. After a couple of minutes of playing the tape, we began to feel there were no Bristlebirds in the area. However there began to be first a quiet response call, becoming louder as the bird seemed to gain confidence to challenge what it may have thought as an intruder bird in its territory. Its call was harsh, short and high pitched. More

The Eastern Bristlebird is considered by many bird watchers to be an iconic species, renowned for its beautiful song and feisty manner. A sub-species of this bird found on the New South Wales-Queensland border is close to extinction, with as few as 50 left in the wild. Queensland's decision not to continue with its captive breeding program has divided wildlife experts, and prompted a debate over what is the most effective way to manage endangered species. Peter McCutcheon reports. More

Eastern Bristlebird Dasyornis brachypterus, Barren Grounds NR. Eastern Bristlebird Dasyornis brachypterus, Barren Grounds NR. Enquire About this Image Image More

Eastern Bristlebird Dasyornis brachypterus 2009 IUCN Red List Category (as evaluated by BirdLife International - the official Red List Authority for birds for IUCN): Endangered Justification This species is considered Endangered because it has a very small range. Its population comprises small and severely fragmented subpopulations. In the northern part of its distribution, the numbers of locations and birds are rapidly decreasing, but this has little effect on overall population numbers. More

Eastern Bristlebird - Photo copyright Chris ChafersEastern Bristlebird Photo copyright Chris Chafers Rufous Bristle-bird - Photo copyright John MilbankRufous Bristlebird Photo copyright John Milbank... ... More

of the Eastern Bristlebird,Dasyornis brachypterus, (Latham) from VULNERABLE on Schedule 2 of the Act to ENDANGERED on Part 1 of Schedule 1 of the Act. The Scientific Committee has found that: 1. The Eastern Bristlebird is a passerine bird approximately 200 millimetres in length, weighing 40 grams. It is terrestrial, camouflaged, shy and cryptic. It is capable of only very short flights. More

Finding a nest of the Eastern Bristlebird is no easy task. Frequently the nests are incredibly well hidden and require an enormous amount of patience, observation and listening for the birds to give the nest site away. On more than one occasion I have realised that the nest has been within metres of my position, yet it has still been very difficult to detect. More

The eastern bristlebird is an endangered species with estimates of fewer than twenty breeding pairs remaining in Queensland. The species is found in only 6 fragmented populations Australia wide. ‘The birds are weak flyers and would be unable to escape fires burning up hill in summer towards them. Predation from feral cats is also a problem. A captive breeding program may be the only answer to give this species a second chance,’ John Young said. More

Eastern Bristlebird Dasyornis brachypterus = Described by: Latham (1802) Alternate common name(s): Brown Bristlebird, Common Bristlebird Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors Photographs No photographs are available for this species Range Se. Australia; (1) Coastal se. Queensland (McPherson Range, Lamington National Park along Duck Creek Road) to ne. New South Wales (Jervis Bay near the Cape St. More

of the endangered Eastern Bristlebird in eastern Australia David B. Lindenmayer A C, Chris MacGregor A, Jeff T. Wood A, Ross B. Cunningham A, Mason Crane A, Damian Michael A, Rebecca Montague-Drake A, Darren Brown A, Martin Fortescue B, Nick Dexter B, Matt Hudson B and A. Malcolm Gill A A Fenner School of Environment and Society, W K Hancock Building West (Bldg 43), The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia. More

Eastern Bristlebird - priority actions - regional information Print: this page Recovery & threat abatement Recovery strategies Threat abatement strategies Search for actions Find by geographic region Find by threatened species Find by key threatening process NSW Priorities Action Statement Eastern Bristlebird Species profile Related information Eastern bristlebird - Scientific Committee determination More

Eastern bristlebird - Scientific Committee determination Eastern bristlebird - species profile (PDF - 342KB) Eastern Bristlebird - profile = Scientific name: Dasyornis brachypterus Conservation status in NSW: Endangered National conservation status: Endangered Description - Eastern Bristlebirds are medium-sized, long-tailed, brown and rufous birds. They are shy and cryptic and mostly occur in dense, coastal vegetation. More

of eastern bristlebirds is context dependent. Wildlife Research 35, 44-49. Lunney D, Baker J, Matthews A, Waples K, Dickman C and Cogger H (2007). Overabundant native vertebrates in NSW: characterising populations, gauging perceptions, and developing an ethical management framework. Pest or guest: the Zoology of overabundance pp 158-73. Conference Proceedings 2005, Royal Zoological Society of NSW. Barrett G W, Silcox A F, Cunningham R, Oliver D L, Weston M A & Baker J (2007). More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Dasyornithidae
Genus : Dasyornis
Species : brachypterus
Authority : (Latham, 1801)