Threatened fauna Golden Plains Shire

Note: This page is intended to provide an overview of all known (including historic) records of fauna in Golden Plains Shire which are considered threatened, poorly known, near threatened or extinct in Victoria.


Victorian conservation status

EW Extinct in Wild
RX Regionally Extinct
CR Critically Endangered
EN Endangered
VU Vulnerable
NT Near Threatened
DD Data Deficient



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Scientific name


Conservation status

        Vic FFG

Golden Plains Shire – threatened birds

Australasian Bittern   Botaurus poiciloptilus   EN listed
Australian Painted Snipe   Rostratula benghalensis   CR listed
Australasian Shoveler   Anas rhynchotis   VU
Australian Bustard   Ardeotis australis   CR listed
Barking Owl   Ninox connivens   EN listed
Black Falcon   Falco subniger   VU
Black-chinned Honeyeater   Melithreptus gularis   NT
Black-eared Cuckoo   Chrysococcyx osculans   NT
Black-tailed Godwit   Limosa limosa   VU
Blue-billed Duck   Oxyura australis   EN listed
Brolga   Grus rubicunda   VU listed
Brown Treecreeper   Climacteris picumnus victoriae   NT
Bush Stone-curlew   Burhinus grallariu   EN listed
Chestnut-rumped Heathwren   Hylacola pyrrhopygia   VU listed
Diamond Dove   Geopelia cuneata   NT listed
Diamond Firetail   Stagonopleura guttata   NT listed
Eastern Great Egret   Ardea modesta   VU listed
Freckled Duck   Stictonetta naevosa   EN listed
Grey Goshawk   Accipiter novaehollandiae   VU listed
Gull-billed Tern   Sterna nilotica   EN listed
Hardhead   Aythya australis   VU
Hooded Robin   Melanodryas cucullata   NT listed
Intermediate Egret   Ardea intermedia   EN listed
Latham's Snipe   Gallinago hardwickii   NT nominated
Little Button-quail   Turnix velox   NT
Little Egret   Egretta garzetta nigripes   EN listed
Masked Owl   Tyto novaehollandiae   EN listed
Musk Duck   Biziura lobata   VU
Nankeen Night Heron   Nycticorax caledonicus   NT
Painted Honeyeater   Grantiella picta   VU listed
Pectoral Sandpiper   Calidris melanotos   NT
Pied Cormorant   Phalacrocorax varius   NT
Plains-wanderer   Pedionomus torquatus   CR listed
Powerful Owl   Ninox strenua   VU listed
Regent Honeyeater   Xanthomyza phrygia   CR listed
Speckled Warbler   Chthonicola sagittata   VU listed
Spotted Harrier   Circus assimilis   NT
Spotted Quail-thrush   Cinclosoma punctatum   NT
Square-tailed Kite   Lophoictinia isura   VU listed
Swift Parrot   Lathamus discolor   EN listed
Whiskered Tern   Chlidonias hybridus   NT
White-bellied Sea-Eagle   Haliaeetus leucogaster   VU listed

Golden Plains Shire - threatened mammals

Brush-tailed Phascogale   Phascogale tapoatafa   VU listed
Common Bent-wing Bat   Miniopterus schreibersii   CR listed
Common Dunnart   Sminthopsis murina   VU
Eastern Barred Bandicoot   Perameles gunnii   EW listed
Fat-tailed Dunnart   Sminthopsis crassicaudata   NT

Golden Plains Shire – threatened fishes

Australian Grayling   Prototroctes maraena   VU listed
Mountain Galaxias   Galaxias olidus     listed
Yarra Pigmy Perch   Nannoperca obscura   NT listed

Golden Plains Shire – threatened reptiles & amphibians

Growling Grass Frog   Litoria raniformis   EN listed
Southern Toadlet   Pseudophryne semimarmorata   VU
Striped Legless Lizard   Delma impar   EN listed
Swamp Skink   Lissolepis coventryi    VU listed


Data Source: Information in this table has been derived from the Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning, Victoria, January 2016. Advisory List of Threatened Invertebrate Fauna in Victoria (2009)-pdf,  Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries, Advisory List of Threatened Vertebrate Fauna in Victoria (2013)-pdf  and Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning, Flora & Fauna Guarantee Act 1988, Threatened List, May 2015 pdf (129 KB).

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