Threatened fauna Moorabool Shire

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


Common name


Scientific name

Conservation status

      Vic FFG

Moorabool Shire – threatened birds

Australasian Bittern   Botaurus poiciloptilus EN listed
Australian Painted Snipe   Rostratula benghalensis CR listed
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-chinned Honeyeater   Melithreptus gularis NT
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
Chestnut-rumped Heathwren   Hylacola pyrrhopygia VU listed
Crested Bellbird   Oreoica gutturalis NT listed
Diamond Firetail   Stagonopleura guttata NT listed
Eastern Great Egret   Ardea modesta VU listed
Freckled Duck   Stictonetta naevosa EN listed
Glossy Ibis   Plegadis falcinellus NT
Grey Goshawk   Accipiter novaehollandiae VU listed
Gull-billed Tern   Sterna nilotica EN listed
Hardhead   Aythya australis VU
Hooded Robin   Melanodryas cucullata NT listed
King Quail   Coturnix chinensis CR listed
Latham's Snipe   Gallinago hardwickii NT nominated
Lewin's Rail   Rallus pectoralis VU listed
Little Egret   Egretta garzetta nigripes EN listed
Magpie Goose   Anseranas semipalmata NT listed
Masked Owl   Tyto novaehollandiae EN listed
Musk Duck   Biziura lobata VU
Nankeen Night Heron   Nycticorax caledonicus NT
Pied Cormorant   Phalacrocorax varius NT
Plains-wanderer   Pedionomus torquatus CR listed
Powerful Owl   Ninox strenua VU listed
Red-chested Button-quail   Turnix pyrrhothorax VU listed
Royal Spoonbill   Platalea regia VU
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

Moorabool Shire – threatened mammals

Brush-tailed Phascogale   Phascogale tapoatafa VU listed
Common Bent-wing Bat   Miniopterus schreibersii CR listed
Common Dunnart   Sminthopsis murina VU
Fat-tailed Dunnart   Sminthopsis crassicaudata NT
Grey-headed Flying-fox   Pteropus poliocephalus VU listed
Spot-tailed Quoll   Dasyurus maculatus EN listed

Moorabool Shire – threatened fish

Mountain Galaxias   Galaxias olidus   listed

Moorabool Shire – threatened reptiles & amphibians

Brown Toadlet   Pseudophryne bibronii EN listed
Eastern Bearded Dragon   Pogona barbata VU  
Growling Grass Frog   Litoria raniformis EN listed
Tree Goanna (Lace Monitor)   Varanus varius EN

Moorabool Shire – threatened invertebrates

Bullant   Myrmecia sp. 17 VU listed
Caddisfly (5008)   Archaeophylax canarus rare 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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