Threatened fauna Ararat Rural City


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

    Victoria   FFG

Ararat Rural City - Threatened Birds

Australasian Bittern Botaurus poiciloptilus EN   listed
Australian Painted Snipe Rostratula australis CR   listed
Australasian Shoveler Anas rhynchotis VU    
Australian Bustard Ardeotis australis CR   listed
Azure Kingfisher Alcedo azurea NT    
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    
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa VU    
Blue-billed Duck Oxyura australis EN   listed
Brolga Grus rubicunda VU   listed
Brown Treecreeper 
(south-eastern sub species)
Climacteris picumnus victoriae NT    
Bush Stone-curlew Burhinus grallarius EN   listed
Caspian Tern Sterna caspia NT   listed
Chestnut-rumped Heathwren Hylacola pyrrhopygia VU   listed
Diamond Dove Geopelia cuneata NT   listed
Diamond Firetail Stagonopleura guttata NT   listed
Elegant Parrot Neophema elegans VU    
Freckled Duck Stictonetta naevosa EN   listed
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus NT    
Eastern Great Egret Ardea modesta VU   listed
Grey Goshawk Accipiter novaehollandiae VU   listed
Gull-billed Tern Sterna nilotica macrotarsa EN   listed
Hardhead Aythya australis VU    
Hooded Robin Melanodryas cucullata cucullata NT   listed
Intermediate Egret Ardea intermedia CR   listed
King Quail Coturnix chinensis victoriae CR   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
Musk Duck Biziura lobata VU    
Nankeen Night Heron Nycticorax caledonicus hillii NT    
Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fuva VU    
Pacific Gull Larus pacificus pacificus NT    
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos NT    
Pied Cormorant Phalacrocorax varius NT    
Plains-wanderer Pedionomus torquatus CR   listed
Powerful Owl Ninox strenua VU   listed
Red-backed Kingfisher Todiramphus pyrrhopygia NT    
Red-chested Button-quail Turnix pyrrhothorax VU   listed
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
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybridus NT    
White-winged Black Tern Chlidonias leucopterus NT    

Ararat Rural City - Threatened Mammals

Brush-tailed Phascogale Phascogale tapoatafa tapoatafa VU   listed
Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby Petrogale penicillata CR   listed
Common Dunnart Sminthopsis murina VU  
Eastern Barred Bandicoot Perameles gunnii EW   listed
Fat-tailed Dunnart Sminthopsis crassicaudata NT  
Heath Mouse Pseudomys shortridgei NT   listed
Long-nosed Potoroo Potorous tridactylus NT   listed
Smoky Mouse Pseudomys fumeus NT   listed
Southern Brown Bandicoot Isoodon obesulus obesulus NT   listed

Ararat Rural City - Threatened Fish

Dwarf Galaxias Galaxiella pusilla EN   listed
Golden Perch Macquaria ambigua NT  
Murray Cod Maccullochella peelii peelii VU   listed

Ararat Rural City - Threatened Reptiles & Amphibians

Brown Toadlet Pseudophryne bibronii EN   listed
Corangamite Water Skink Eulamprus tympanum CR   listed
Eastern Bearded Dragon Pogona barbata VU    
Growling Grass Frog Litoria raniformis EN   listed
Lace Monitor (Tree Goanna) Varanus varius EN    
Striped Legless Lizard Delma impar EN   listed
Swamp Skink Egernia coventryi VU   listed

Ararat Rural City - Threatened Invertebrates

Glenelg Spiny Cray Euastacus bispinosus EN   listed
Golden Sun Moth Synemon plana CR listed  
Silvered Skipper Hesperilla crypsargyra lesouefi rare  
Water beetle Hygrobia australasiae 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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