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Threatened fauna Mount Alexander Shire

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

Mount Alexander Shire – threatened birds

Australasian Bittern Botaurus poiciloptilus EN listed
Australian Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus dubius EN listed
Australasian Shoveler Anas rhynchotis VU
Azure Kingfisher Alcedo azurea NT
Barking Owl Ninox connivens EN listed
Black-eared Cuckoo Chrysococcyx osculans NT
Black Falcon Falco subniger VU
Blue-billed Duck Oxyura australis EN listed
Brolga Grus rubicunda VU listed
Brown Treecreeper Climacteris picumnus victoriae NT
Bush Stone-curlew Burhinus grallarius EN listed
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia NT listed
Chestnut-rumped Heathwren Hylacola pyrrhopygia VU listed
Crested Bellbird Oreoica gutturalis NT listed
Diamond Dove Geopelia cuneata NT listed
Diamond Firetail Stagonopleura guttata NT listed
Eastern Great Egret Ardea modesta VU listed
Emu Dromaius novaehollandiae NT
Freckled Duck Stictonetta naevosa EN listed
Grey-crowned Babbler Pomatostomus temporalis EN listed
Grey Falcon Falco hypoleucos EN listed
Grey Goshawk Accipiter novaehollandiae novaehollandiae VU listed
Ground Cuckoo-shrike Coracina maxima 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
Little Egret Egretta garzetta nigripes EN listed
Major Mitchell's Cockatoo Lophocroa leadbeateri VU listed
Masked Owl Tyto novaehollandiae novaehollandiae EN listed
Musk Duck Biziura lobata VU
Nankeen Night Heron Nycticorax caledonicus NT
Painted Honeyeater Grantiella picta VU listed
Pied Cormorant Phalacrocorax varius NT
Powerful Owl Ninox strenua VU listed
Purple-gaped Honeyeater Lichenostomus cratitius VU
Red-backed Kingfisher Todiramphus pyrropygia pyrropygia NT
Regent Honeyeater Xanthomyza phrygia CR listed
Royal Spoonbill Platalea regia NT
Speckled Warbler Chthonicola sagittata VU listed
Spotted Harrier Circus assimilis NT
Spotted Quail-thrush Cinclosoma punctatum NT
Square-tailed Kite Lophoictinia isura VU listed
Superb Parrot Polytelis swainsonii EN listed
Swift Parrot Lathamus discolor EN listed
Turquoise Parrot Neophema pulchella NT listed
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybridus NT
White-throated Needletail Hirundapus caudacutus VU

Mount Alexander Shire – threatened mammals

Brush-tailed Phascogale Phascogale tapoatafa VU listed
Common Bent-wing Bat Miniopterus schreibersii   listed
Eastern Pygmy-possum Cercartetus nanus NT
Fat-tailed Dunnart Sminthopsis crassicaudata NT
Grey-headed Flying-fox Pteropus poliocephalus VU listed

Mount Alexander Shire – threatened fish

Bluenose Cod (Trout Cod) Maccullochella macquariensis CR listed
Golden Perch Macquaria ambigua NT listed
Macquarie Perch Macquaria australasica EN listed
Murray Cod Maccullochella peelii VU listed

Mount Alexander Shire – threatened reptiles & amphibians

Bearded Dragon Pogona barbata VU
Brown Toadlet Pseudophryne bibronii EN listed
Growling Grass Frog Litoria raniformis EN listed
Striped Legless Lizard Delma impar EN listed
Tree Goanna (Lace Monitor) Varanus varius VU
Woodland Blind Snake Ramphotyphlops proximus NT

Mount Alexander Shire – threatened invertebrates

Eltham Copper Butterfly Paralucia pyrodiscus lucida EN 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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