Threatened fauna Northern Grampians Shire

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

Northern Grampians Shire – threatened birds

Australasian Bittern Botaurus poiciloptilus EN listed
Australian Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus EN listed
Australasian Shoveler Anas rhynchotis VU
Australian Bustard Ardeotis australis CR listed
Azure Kingfisher Alcedo azurea NT
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 grallarius EN 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 alba VU listed
Freckled Duck Stictonetta naevosa EN listed
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus NT
Grey Falcon Falco hypoleucos EN listed
Grey-crowned Babbler Pomatostomus temporalis 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
Lewin's Rail Rallus pectoralis VU listed
Little Button-quail Turnix velox NT
Little Egret Egretta garzetta nigripes EN listed
Magpie Goose Anseranas semipalmata NT 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
Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo Calyptorhynchus banksi EN listed
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
Swift Parrot Lathamus discolor EN listed
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybridus NT
White-bellied Sea-Eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster VU listed

Northern Grampians Shire – threatened mammals

Brush-tailed Phascogale Phascogale tapoatafa VU listed
Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby Petrogale penicillata CR listed
Common Dunnart Sminthopsis murina VU
Fat-tailed Dunnart Sminthopsis crassicaudata NT
Grey-headed Flying-fox Pteropus poliocephalus VU listed
Heath Mouse Pseudomys shortridgei NT listed
Smoky Mouse Pseudomys fumeus NT listed
Southern Brown Bandicoot Isoodon obesulus obesulus NT listed
Squirrel Glider Petaurus norfolcensis EN listed

Northern Grampians Shire – threatened fishes

Dwarf Galaxias (Little Galaxias)  Galaxiella toourtkoourt  EN listed
Golden Perch Macquaria ambigua NT
Mountain Galaxias Galaxias olidus - listed

Northern Grampians Shire – threatened reptiles & amphibians

Brown Toadlet Pseudophryne bibronii EN
Eastern Bearded Dragon Pogona barbata VU
Growling Grass Frog Litoria raniformis EN listed
Southern Toadlet Pseudophryne semimarmorata VU
Striped Worm-Lizard Aprasia striolata NT listed
Tree Goanna (Lace Monitor) Varanus varius EN
Woodland Blind Snake Ramphotyphlops proximus NT

Northern Grampians Shire – threatened invertebrates

Glenelg Spiny Cray Euastacus bispinosus EN listed
Large Ant Blue Acrodipsas brisbanensis rare listed
Silvered Skipper Hesperilla crypsargyra lesouefi rare
Western Swamp Cray Gramastacus insolitus 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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