Conservation Status


Note. 1. Multiple conservation status values for a species may occur:

  • where a species is polytypic, The Action Plan for Australian Birds 2020 (APAB) and EPBC Act may record the status at the subspecies level. As a result, the species may appear below with several statuses E.g. For Emu, the Tasmanian subspecies is extinct and the mainland subspecies has a status of Least Concern so the APAB status is set to Extinct and Least Concern. As the listings below do not include species of least concern, Emu will only appear under the extinct category below. For Eastern Bristlebird, APAB records the southern subspecies (brachypterus) as Near Threatened and the northern subspecies (monoides) as Critically Endangered. In this case, Eastern Bristlebird will appear under both those ACAP categories (Near Threatened and Critically Endangered)
  • where a species has been split, the Conservation Status of the split species may be recorded under the old species until a separate entry is created. This may also result in multiple conservation statuses being recorded for a species.

IUCN Status1


Australian Birds Action Plan 2020.1

Sources: Garnett ST, Baker GB (Eds) (2021) The Action Plan for Australian Birds 2020. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.


Australian EPBC Act (1999)1

Sources: see

Near Threatened

No results.

New Zealand Threat Classification System1

Sources: See

By Status1


Critically Endangered -Nationally Critical in NZTSC

Endangered – Nationally Endangered NZTSC

Vulnerable – For NZ both Threatened – Nationally Vulnerable and Threatened – Nationally Increasing are included.


Near Threatened – At Risk (NZTSC)


No Results.

Recommended Citation:
BirdLife Australia (2023). Conservation Status. [Text before updates sourced from: Marchant, S. et al (eds) 1990-2006 Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds.Volume 1 to 7.] Birdlife Australia. Birdlife Australia. Last modified 2023-10-10 07:09. Source: Accessed: July 18, 2024 Time Zone: +10:00