Whoops, sorry, that first one was ‘Regent Honeyeater’,
From: Geoffrey Dabb [
Sent: Thursday, 30 July 2009 10:06 AM
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] Species Profile and Threats Database
Thank you Benj. Cool indeed. For busy persons not
able to consult this website, I have extracted the following information.
For Commonwealth purposes, 2 birds that occur in COG’s AOI are listed as
‘Endangered’ (Regent Honeyeater, Swift Parrot) and 2 as ‘Vulnerable’ (Superb Parrot, Australian
I might point out for the beginner birdwatcher that Commonwealth
arrangements are distinct from those in the ACT. Under ACT legislation
one bird is ‘Endangered’ (Regent Honeyeater) and the following birds are
‘Vulnerable’: Hooded Robin, Brown Treecreeper, Painted Honeyeater, Superb
Parrot, Swift Parrot, Varied Sit(t)ella, White-winged Triller. The list
on the ACT website is incomplete as the Little Eagle is not there and this was
declared as ‘Vulnerable’ in March 2008. I understand Jenny Bounds is
working for the declaration of the Glossy Black-Cockatoo.
In the extremely long list of Threatened Species under NSW
legislation the following ‘threatened’ species are of interest from an ACT
viewpoint: Powerful Owl, Turquoise Parrot, Black-chinned
Honeyeater, Olive Whistler, Pink Robin, Speckled Warbler, Diamond Firetail,
Gang-gang Cockatoo, Glossy Black-Cockatoo.
With respect to the ACT list, although it has effect only within
the ACT, the relevant committee, under its published guidelines (2001), has
regard to the status of the species in ‘the ACT and bio-region’.
‘Bio-region’ has no given definition, but the committee gives as examples of
what might be the bio-region ‘the Australian Alps and South Eastern Highlands’
as recognised by the Australian National Conservation Agency. The departmental
website says the guidelines are under review but I am not able to find any
published draft of the proposed revision. I am sure everything is in good
From: Whitworth, Benjamin - BRS
Sent: Wednesday, 29 July 2009 6:45 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Species Profile and Threats Database
This is pretty cool. I looked ages ago and forgot about it.
Provides a quick overview about Nationally Threatened and listed species and
Species Profile and Threats Database
The database is designed to provide information about
species and ecological communities listed under the Environment Protection
and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
It provides information on what the species looks like, its
population and distribution, habitat, movements, feeding, reproduction and
taxonomic comments. The information has been compiled by summarising
information from a range of sources and contributors. At this stage profiles
are not available for all species and ecological communities, but will be
regularly added to the database.
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