High priority threatened birds South West Victoria

The following list comprises a selection of threatened birds that have been identified as being high priority in the South West of Victoria. The high priority rating is based on a combination of the importance of the species and high level of concern within a particular bioregion. These species have been identified as requiring either full commitment or substantive participation within the bioregion indicated and is based on information from the Bioregional Network Analysis (BNA) for each bioregion (Lowe et al 2000).

In addition to the above BNA priorities, this list also includes high priority threatened birds in the South West that have specific management actions specified in the (DEPI Actions for Biodiversity Conservation database).1

Note: at present this list does not include species in the Goldfields Bioregion.


 Australasian Bittern - endangered


Bioregion key

CVU   Central Victorian Uplands (west)
GP   Glenelg Plain
GG   Greater Grampians
OP   Otway Plain
OR   Otway Ranges
VVP   Victorian Volcanic Plains
WP   Warrnambool Plain
W   Wimmera



Victoria's bioregions 


Common name

Scientific name

Priority bioregion

Australasian Bittern Botaurus poiciloptilus VVP, OP, GP
Australian Bustard Ardeotis australis W
Australasian Gannet Morus serrator GP,
Baillon's Crake Porzana pusilla VVP
Barking Owl1 Ninox connivens GG, GP, CVU, W
Black Falcon Falco subniger VVP, W
Blue-billed Duck1 Oxyura australis GG, VVP, OP
Brolga1 Grus rubicunda VVP, GG, GP
Bush Stone-curlew1 Burhinus grallarius GG, W
Cape Barren Goose Cereopsis novaehollandiae VVP
Caspian Tern Sterna caspia WP, OP
Crested Tern Sterna bergii OP
Fairy Tern Sterna nereis OP
Freckled Duck1 Stictonetta naevosa GG, VVP, W
Great Egret Ardea alba WP, VVP, OP, GP
Grey-crowned Babbler1 Pomatostomus temporalis W1
Grey Falcon Falco hypoleucos W
Ground Parrot Pezoporus wallicus OP
Gull-billed Tern Sterna nilotica VVP
Hooded Plover1 Thinornis rubricollis WP, OP, OR, GP1
Lewin's Rail Rallus pectoralis GG, VVP, OR
Little Egret1 Egretta garzetta OP
Little Tern Sterna albifrons VVP, OP,
Malleefowl1 Leipoa ocellata W
Magpie Goose Anseranas semipalmata WP, VVP
Masked Owl1 Tyto novaehollandiae OR, + all1
Nankeen Night Heron Nycticorax caledonicus VVP
Orange-bellied Parrot1 Neophema chrysogaster WP, VVP, OP, GP
Painted Snipe Rostratula benghalensis VVP
Pied Cormorant Phalacrocorax varius OP
Plains-wanderer1 Pedionomus torquatus VVP, W
Powerful Owl1 Ninox strenua GG, OP, OR
Red-chested Button-quail Turnix pyrrhothorax W
Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo1 Calyptorhynchus banksi GP, W
Regent Parrot1 Polytelis anthopeplus W
Rufous Bristlebird1 Dasyornis broadbenti OP, OR
Swift Parrot1 Lathamus discolor VVP
Square-tailed Kite1 Lophoictinia isura GG1,GP, CVU, W
White-bellied Sea Eagle1 Haliaeetus leucogaster GP, OP1
White-faced Storm-petrel Pelagodroma marina OP




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