Threatened fauna Pyrenees Shire

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

Pyrenees Shire – threatened birds

Australasian Bittern   Botaurus poiciloptilus   EN listed
Australasian Shoveler   Anas rhynchotis   VU
Australian Bustard   Ardeotis australis   CR listed
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 grallarius   EN listed
Caspian Tern   Sterna caspia   NT listed
Diamond Firetail   Stagonopleura guttata   NT listed
Eastern Great Egret   Ardea alba 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
Hardhead   Aythya australis   VU
Hooded Robin   Melanodryas cucullata   NT listed
Inland Dotterel   Charadrius australis   VU
Intermediate Egret   Ardea intermedia   EN listed
Latham's Snipe   Gallinago hardwickii   NT nominated
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
Powerful Owl   Ninox strenua   VU listed
Red Knot   Calidris canutus   EN  
Regent Honeyeater   Xanthomyza phrygia   CR listed
Royal Spoonbill   Platalea regia   NT
Speckled Warbler   Chthonicola sagittata   VU listed
Spotted Harrier   Circus assimilis   NT
Square-tailed Kite   Lophoictinia isura   VU listed
Swift Parrot   Lathamus discolor   EN listed

Pyrenees Shire – threatened mammals

Brush-tailed Phascogale   Phascogale tapoatafa   VU listed
Eastern Barred Bandicoot   Perameles gunnii   EW listed
Fat-tailed Dunnart   Sminthopsis crassicaudata   NT

Pyrenees Shire – threatened fish

Murray Cod   Maccullochella peelii peelii   VU listed

Pyrenees Shire – threatened reptiles & amphibians

Brown Toadlet   Pseudophryne bibronii   EN listed
Eastern Bearded Dragon   Pogona barbata   VU  
Growling Grass Frog   Litoria raniformis   EN listed
Southern Toadlet   Pseudophryne semimarmorata   VU
Striped Legless Lizard   Delma impar   EN listed
Tree Goanna (Lace Monitor)   Varanus varius   EN


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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