|Subject:||Spotted Quail-thrush Cinclosoma punctatum - fragmentation & decline in western Victoria?|
|From:||"Lawrie Conole" <>|
|Date:||Tue, 16 Apr 2002 17:29:12 +1000|
The Spotted Quail-thrush Cinclosoma punctatum occurs from near
During March-April 2002 I took part in a process of reviewing the
Victorian threatened avifauna against new IUCN Red List criteria (Gärdenfors et al. 2001; IUCN 2001), to update the
previous published summary (DNRE 2000).
Amongst other sources we used recent output from the ‘Atlas of Victorian
Wildlife’ (AVW) database maintained by the Department of Natural Resources and
Environment (DNRE), Arthur Rylah Institute,
The isolated nature of Spotted Quail-thrush populations in the Grampians
Recent records show that the population in the eastern
In addition there appears to have been up to a 50% decline in reporting
rate for Spotted Quail-thrush across stronghold areas in the Box-Ironbark,
It would appear then that the Spotted
Quail-thrush might be in minor decline across its range in
What to do?
searches for this species in your activities if you visit areas in western
§ Submit your Victorian records (including surveys which fail to locate SQT) to either the Bird Australia Atlas II or AVW databases.
DNRE (2000). Threatened Vertebrate Fauna in
Gärdenfors, U., Hilton-Taylor, C., Mace, G. & Rodríguez, J.P. (2001). The application of IUCN Red List Criteria at regional levels. Conservation Biology 15: 1206-1212.
Garnett, S.T. & Crowley, G.M.
(2000). The Action Plan for Australian Birds –
IUCN. (2001). IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria:
Version 3.1. (IUCN Species
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