Threatened fauna Warrnambool City

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

Warrnambool City – threatened birds

Australasian Bittern Botaurus poiciloptilus   EN listed
Australian Little Bittern Ixobrychus dubius   EN listed
Australian Painted Snipe Rostratula australis   CR listed
Australasian Shoveler Anas rhynchotis   VU
Baillon's Crake Porzana pusilla   VU listed
Black-browed Albatross Thalassarche melanophris   VU
Black-faced Cormorant Phalacrocorax fuscescens   NT
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa   VU
Blue-billed Duck Oxyura australis   EN listed
Caspian Tern Sterna caspia   NT listed
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos   VU  
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
Hardhead Aythya australis   VU
Hooded Plover Thinornis rubricollis   VU listed
Intermediate Egret Ardea intermedia   EN listed
Latham's Snipe Gallinago hardwickii   NT nomnated
Lewin's Rail Rallus pectoralis   VU listed
Little Egret Egretta garzetta nigripes   EN listed
Magpie Goose Anseranas semipalmata   VU listed
Musk Duck Biziura lobata   VU
Nankeen Night Heron Nycticorax caledonicus   NT
Orange-bellied Parrot Neophema chrysogaster   CR listed
Pacific Gull Larus pacificus   NT
Pied Cormorant Phalacrocorax varius   NT
Royal Spoonbill Platalea regia   NT
Sanderling Calidris alba   NT
Shy Albatross Diomedea cauta   VU listed
Spotted Harrier Circus assimilis   NT
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybridus   NT
White-bellied Sea-Eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster   VU listed
White-fronted Tern Sterna striata   NT

Warrnambool City – threatened mammals

Blue Whale Balaenoptera musculus   CR listed
Common Bent-wing Bat southern s.sp Miniopterus schreibersii bassanii   CR listed
Grey-headed Flying-fox Pteropus poliocephalus   VU listed
Humpback Whale Megatpera novaeangliae   VU listed
Southern Right Whale Eubalaena australis   CR listed

Warrnambool City – threatened fish

Golden Perch Macquaria ambigua   NT

Warrnambool City – threatened reptiles & amphibians

Growling Grass Frog Litoria raniformis   EN listed
Leathery Turtle Dermochelys coriacea   CR listed
Swamp Skink Egernia coventryi   VU 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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