Rufous Bristlebird
The Rufous Bristlebird is a species of bird
Birds are feathered, winged, bipedal, endothermic , egg-laying, vertebrate animals. Around 10,000 living species and 188 families makes them the most speciose class of tetrapod vertebrates. They inhabit ecosystems across the globe, from the Arctic to the Antarctic. Extant birds range in size from...

 in the Dasyornithidae family.
It is endemic to Australia
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Its natural habitat
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 is temperate forest
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It is threatened by habitat loss.


Rufous Bristlebirds are not listed as threatened on the Australian Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
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  • The Rufous Bristlebird (including both subspecies occurring in Victoria) is listed as threatened on the Victorian Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act (1988). Under this Act, an Action Statement for the recovery and future management of this species has been prepared.

  • On the 2007 advisory list of threatened vertebrate fauna in Victoria, both subspecies of the Rufous Bristlebird that occur within the state are separately listed as near threatened
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    . This includes the Coorong subspecies (Dasyornis broadbenti broadbenti) and the Otways subspecies (D. b. caryochrous).

Western Australia

  • The Western Australian subspecies D. b. litoralis (Milliagan, 1902), formerly found in coastal habitat between Cape Naturaliste
    Cape Naturaliste
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     and Cape Leeuwin
    Cape Leeuwin
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    , is considered to be critically endangered
    Critically endangered
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