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Threatened fauna Melton City

Note: This page is intended to provide an overview of all known (including historic) records of fauna in the City of Melton  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


Common name


Scientific name

Conservation status

      Vic FFG

Melton City – threatened birds

Australasian Bittern   Botaurus poiciloptilus EN listed
Australian Painted Snipe   Rostratula benghalensis CR listed
Australian Pratincole   Stiltia isabella NT  
Australasian Shoveler   Anas rhynchotis VU
Azure Kingfisher   Alcedo azurea NT
Baillon’s Crake   Porzana pusilla VU listed
Barking Owl   Ninox connivens EN listed
Black Falcon   Falco subniger VU
Black-eared Cuckoo   Chrysococcyx osculans NT
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
Caspian Tern   Sterna caspia NT listed
Common Greenshank   Tringa nebularia VU  
Common Sandpiper   Actitis hypoleucos VU  
Crested Bellbird   Oreoica gutturalis NT listed
Curlew Sandpiper   Calidris ferruginea EN  
Diamond Firetail   Stagonopleura guttata NT listed
Eastern Great Egret   Ardea modesta VU listed
Freckled Duck   Stictonetta naevosa EN listed
Grey-crowned Babbler   Pomatostomus temporalis temporalis EN listed
Grey Goshawk   Accipiter novaehollandiae VU listed
Hardhead   Aythya australis VU
Hooded Robin   Melanodryas cucullata NT listed
Intermediate Egret   Ardea intermedia EN listed
Latham's Snipe   Gallinago hardwickii NT nominated
Lewin's Rail   Rallus pectoralis VU listed
Little Button-quail   Turnix velox NT  
Major Mitchell's Cockatoo   Lophocroa leadbeateri VU listed
Marsh Sandpiper   Tringa stagnatilis VU  
Masked Owl   Tyto novaehollandiae EN listed
Musk Duck   Biziura lobata VU
Nankeen Night Heron   Nycticorax caledonicus NT
Orange-bellied Parrot   Neophema chrysogaster CR listed
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
Red-backed Kingfisher   Todiramphus pyrropygia pyrropygia NT  
Red-chested Button-quail   Turnix pyrrhothorax VU listed
Regent Honeyeater   Anthochaera phrygia CR listed
Royal Spoonbill   Platalea regia VU
Speckled Warbler   Chthonicola sagittata VU listed
Spotted Harrier   Circus assimilis NT
Spotted Quail-thrush   Cinclosoma punctatum NT
Superb Parrot   Polytelis swainsonii EN listed
Swift Parrot   Lathamus discolor EN listed
Whiskered Tern   Chlidonias hybridus NT
White-bellied Sea-Eagle   Haliaeetus leucogaster VU listed
White-throated Needletail   Hirundapus caudacutus VU  

Melton City – threatened mammals

Brush-tailed Phascogale   Phascogale tapoatafa VU listed
Eastern Pygmy-possum   Cercartetus nanus NT
Fat-tailed Dunnart   Sminthopsis crassicaudata NT
Spot-tailed Quoll   Dasyurus maculatus EN listed

Melton City – threatened fish

Australian Grayling   Prototroctes maraena VU listed

Melton City – threatened reptiles & amphibians

Brown Toadlet   Pseudophryne bibronii EN listed
Common Long-necked Turtle   Chelodina longicollis DD  
Eastern Bearded Dragon   Pogona barbata VU  
Growling Grass Frog   Litoria raniformis EN listed
Striped Legless Lizard   Delma impar EN listed
Tussock Skink   Pseudemoia pagenstecheri VU

Melton City – threatened invertebrates

Bullant   Myrmecia sp. 17 VU listed
Golden Sun Moth   Synemon plana CR 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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