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Threatened fauna West Wimmera Shire

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

West Wimmera Shire – threatened birds

Australasian Bittern   Botaurus poiciloptilus EN listed
Australian Little Bittern   Ixobrychus dubius EN listed
Australasian Shoveler   Anas rhynchotis VU
Australian Bustard   Ardeotis australis CR listed
Azure Kingfisher   Alcedo azurea NT
Baillon's Crake   Porzana pusilla VU 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 modesta VU listed
Elegant Parrot   Neophema elegans VU
Freckled Duck   Stictonetta naevosa EN listed
Glossy Ibis   Plegadis falcinellus NT
Grey Goshawk   Accipiter novaehollandiae VU listed
Grey Plover   Pluvialis squatarola EN
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
Little Button-quail   Turnix velox NT
Little Egret   Egretta garzetta nigripes EN listed
Magpie Goose   Anseranas semipalmata NT listed
Major Mitchell's Cockatoo   Cacatua leadbeateri VU listed
Malleefowl   Leipoa ocellata EN listed
Masked Owl   Tyto novaehollandiae EN listed
Musk Duck   Biziura lobata VU
Nankeen Night Heron   Nycticorax caledonicus NT
Pectoral Sandpiper   Calidris melanotos NT
Pied Cormorant   Phalacrocorax varius NT
Powerful Owl   Ninox strenua VU listed
Purple-gaped Honeyeater   Lichenostomus cratitius VU
Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo   Calyptorhynchus banksi EN listed
Regent Honeyeater   Xanthomyza phrygia CR listed
Regent Parrot   Polytelis anthopeplus VU listed
Royal Spoonbill   Platalea regia NT
Slender-billed Thornbill   Acanthiza iredalei NT listed
Western Whipbird   Psophodes nigrogularis CR listed
Whiskered Tern   Chlidonias hybridus NT
White-bellied Sea-Eagle   Haliaeetus leucogaster VU listed

West Wimmera Shire – threatened mammals

Brush-tailed Phascogale   Phascogale tapoatafa VU listed
Common Dunnart   Sminthopsis murina VU
Fat-tailed Dunnart   Sminthopsis crassicaudata NT
Heath Mouse   Pseudomys shortridgei NT listed
Little Pygmy-possum   Cercartetus lepidus NT  
Mitchell's Hopping-mouse   Notomys mitchelli NT  
Silky Mouse   Pseudomys apodemoides NT  
South-eastern Long-eared Bat   Nyctophilus corbeni EN listed
Southern Brown Bandicoot   Isoodon obesulus obesulus NT listed
Western Pygmy-possum   Cercartetus concinnus NT

West Wimmera Shire – threatened fishes

Golden Perch   Macquaria ambigua NT
Mountain Galaxias   Galaxias olidus  - listed
Murray Cod   Maccullochella peelii peelii VU listed
Trout Cod   Maccullochella macquariensis CR listed
Variegated Pygmy Perch   Nannoperca variegata VU listed
Yarra Pigmy Perch   Nannoperca obscura VU listed

West Wimmera Shire – threatened reptiles & amphibians

Bardick   Echiopsis curta VU listed
Brown Toadlet   Pseudophryne bibronii EN listed
Eastern Bearded Dragon   Pogona barbata VU
Growling Grass Frog   Litoria raniformis EN listed
Port Lincoln Snake   Suta spectabilis VU listed
Rosenberg's Goanna   Varanus rosenbergi EN listed
Samphire Skink   Morethia adelaidensis EN listed
Southern Toadlet   Pseudophryne semimarmorata VU
Striped Worm-Lizard   Aprasia striolata NT listed
Western Blue-tongued Lizard   Tiliqua occipitalis NT

West Wimmera Shire – threatened invertebrates

Bullant   Myrmecia sp. 17 VU listed
Large Ant Blue   Acrodipsas brisbanensis rare listed
Sciron Skipper   Trapezites sciron eremicola rare
Small Brown Azure   Ogyris otanes EN listed
Silvered Skipper   Hesperilla crypsargyra lesouefi rare  


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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