Re: FW: [canberrabirds] Species Profile and Threats Database [SEC=UNCLAS

Subject: Re: FW: [canberrabirds] Species Profile and Threats Database [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
From: Ian Fraser <>
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2009 11:36:22 +1000
Thanks Geoffrey. In addition to the species Geoffrey lists as Threatened under NSW legislation, the following are listed on a preliminary basis. The date for submissions on these proposals has passed, and we can assume that they will be fully listed in the not too distant future:
Flame Robin
Scarlet Robin
Little Eagle
White-browed Woodswallow
Varied Sittella
Spotted Harrier

And for the coasties, Pied Oystercatcher.

The reasoning in each case can be found here.



Geoffrey Dabb wrote:

Whoops, sorry, that first one was ‘Regent Honeyeater’, correction below.


From: Geoffrey Dabb [m("","gdabb");">]
Sent: Thursday, 30 July 2009 10:06 AM
To: m("","canberrabirds");">
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] Species Profile and Threats Database [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]


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 Painted Snipe).


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 hands.



From: Whitworth, Benjamin - BRS [m("","Benjamin.Whitworth");">]
Sent: Wednesday, 29 July 2009 6:45 PM
To: m("","canberrabirds");">
Subject: [canberrabirds] Species Profile and Threats Database [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]


This is pretty cool. I looked ages ago and forgot about it. Provides a quick overview about Nationally Threatened and listed species and communities.

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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