Threatened fauna Wyndham City

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

Wyndham City – threatened birds

Australasian Bittern Botaurus poiciloptilus   EN listed
Australian Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus   EN listed
Australian Painted Snipe Rostratula benghalensis   CR listed
Australian Pratincole Stiltia isabella   NT  
Australasian Shoveler Anas rhynchotis   VU
Baillon's Crake Porzana pusilla   VU listed
Barking Owl Ninox connivens   EN listed
Black Falcon Falco subniger   VU
Black-eared Cuckoo Chrysococcyx osculans   NT
Black-faced Cormorant Phalacrocorax fuscescens   NT
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa   VU
Blue-billed Duck Oxyura australis   EN listed
Brolga Grus rubicunda   VU listed
Brown Treecreeper Climacteris picumnus victoriae   NT
Bush Stone-curlew Burhinus grallariu   EN listed
Caspian Tern Sterna caspia   NT listed
Chestnut-rumped Heathwren Hylacola pyrrhopygia   VU listed
Common Diving-Petrel Pelecanoides urinatrix   NT
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia   VU
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos   VU
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea   EN  
Diamond Dove Geopelia cuneata   NT listed
Diamond Firetail Stagonopleura guttata   NT listed
Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis   VU  
Eastern Great Egret Ardea modesta   VU listed
Elegant Parrot Neophema elegans   VU
Emu Dromaius novaehollandiae   NT
Fairy Prion Pachyptila turtur   VU
Fairy Tern Sterna nereis   EN listed
Freckled Duck Stictonetta naevosa   EN listed
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus   NT
Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris   EN listed
Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii   VU  
Grey Goshawk Accipiter novaehollandiae   VU listed
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola   EN
Grey-crowned Babbler Pomatostomus temporalis   EN listed
Grey-tailed Tattler Heteroscelus brevipes   CR listed
Gull-billed Tern Sterna nilotica   EN listed
Hardhead Aythya australis   VU
Hooded Plover Thinornis rubricollis   VU listed
Hooded Robin Melanodryas cucullata   NT listed
Intermediate Egret Ardea intermedia    EN listed
Latham's Snipe Gallinago hardwickii   NT nominated
Lesser Sand Plover Charadrius mongolus   VU
Lewin's Rail Rallus pectoralis   VU listed
Little Button-quail Turnix velox   NT  
Little Egret Egretta garzetta nigripes   EN listed
Little Tern Sterna albifrons   VU listed
Long-toed Stint Calidris subminuta   NT  
Magpie Goose Anseranas semipalmata   NT listed
Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis   VU  
Masked Owl Tyto novaehollandiae   EN listed
Musk Duck Biziura lobata   VU
Nankeen Night Heron Nycticorax caledonicus   NT
Orange-bellied Parrot Neophema chrysogaster   CR listed
Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fuva   VU
Pacific Gull Larus pacificus   NT
Painted Honeyeater Grantiella picta   VU listed
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos   NT
Pied Cormorant Phalacrocorax varius   NT
Plains-wanderer Pedionomus torquatus   CR listed
Red-backed Kingfisher Todiramphus pyrropygia pyrropygia   NT  
Red-chested Button-quail Turnix pyrrhothorax   VU listed
Red Knot Calidris canutus   EN
Regent Honeyeater Xanthomyza phrygia   CR listed
Royal Spoonbill Platalea regia   NT
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres   VU
Sanderling Calidris alba   NT
Sooty Oystercatcher Haematopus fuliginosus   NT
Spotted Harrier Circus assimilis   NT
Superb Parrot Polytelis swainsonii   EN listed
Swift Parrot Lathamus discolor   EN listed
Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus   EN listed
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus   VU
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybridus   NT
White-bellied Sea-Eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster   VU listed
White-faced Storm-Petrel Pelagodroma marina   NT
White-throated Needletail Hirundapus caudacutus   VU
White-winged Black Tern Chlidonias leucopterus   NT
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola   VU

Wyndham City – threatened mammals

Eastern Barred Bandicoot Perameles gunnii   EW listed
Fat-tailed Dunnart Sminthopsis crassicaudata   NT
Grey-headed Flying-fox Pteropus poliocephalus   VU listed
Southern Brown Bandicoot Isoodon obesulus obesulus   NT listed
Southern Myotis Myotis macropus   NT

Wyndham City – threatened fishes

Flat-headed Galaxias Galaxias rostratus   VU  

Wyndham City – threatened reptiles & amphibians

Brown Toadlet Pseudophryne bibronii   EN listed
Common Long-necked Turtle Chelodina longicollis   DD  
Grassland Earless Dragon Tympanocryptis pinguicolla   CR listed
Growling Grass Frog Litoria raniformis   EN listed
Murray River Turtle Emydura macquarii   VU  
Striped Legless Lizard Delma impar   EN listed
Tussock Skink Pseudemoia pagenstecheri   VU  

Wyndham City – threatened invertebrates

Golden Sun Moth Synemon plana   CR listed
Yellow Sedge-skipper Butterfly Hesperilla flavescens flavescens   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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