Bird Status in the Mount Lofty RangesRestless Flycatcher nesting.  It hasn't been seen for quite sometime in the park. Photo : Tom Hands

The following species were once present in the Mount Lofty Ranges, but are now locally extinct :

King Quail, KI Glossy Black Cockatoo, Ground Parrot, Azure Kingfisher, Regent Honeyeater, Swift Parrot, Barking Owl and Rufous Fieldwren

The following species are critically endangered in the Mount Lofty Ranges :

Southern Emu-wren, Spotted Quail-thrush

The following species are endangered in the Mount Lofty Ranges :

Chestnut-rumped Heathwren

The following species are vulnerable in the Mount Lofty Ranges :

Australasian Bittern

The following species are near threatened in the Mount Lofty Ranges :

Black-chinned Honeyeater, Hooded Robin, Bassian Thrush, Diamond Firetail, Bush Stone Curlew

Source: "Garnett, S. T. & Crowley, G. M. (2000) The Action Plan for Australian Birds.
Environment Australia, Canberra."

Because this is national, rather than a regional listing, it leaves out a lot of species that
are in trouble in the MLR - simply because they have secure populations elsewhere in Australia....but for how long?

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SCIENTIFIC NAME
COMMON NAME
STATUS IN MLR
Acanthiza chrysorrhoa
yellow-rumped thornbill
Acanthiza lineata
striated thornbill
Acanthiza pusilla
brown thornbill
Acanthiza reguloides
buff-rumped thornbill
C
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris
eastern spinebill
C
Accipter cirrhocephalus
collared sparrowhawk
U
Accipter fasciatus
brown goshawk
C
Acrocephalus stentoreus
clamorous reed-warbler
Aegotheles cristatus
Australian owlet-nightjar
C
Anas castanea
chestnut teal
Anas gracilis
grey teal
*Anas platyrhynchos
mallard
Anas superciliosa
Pacific black duck
Anthochaera carunculata
red wattlebird
Anthochaera chrysoptera
little wattlebird
U
Anthus novaeseelandiae
Richard's pipit
Apus pacificus
fork-tailed swift
Aquila audax
wedge-tailed eagle
Ardea pacifica
white-necked heron
U
Artamus cyanopterus
dusky woodswallow
C
Aythya australis
hardhead
U
Cacatua galerita
sulphur-crested cockatoo
U
Cacatua roseicapilla
galah
Cacatua sanguinea
little corella
Cacomantis flabelliformis
fan-tailed cuckoo
Calyptorhynchus funereus
yellow-tailed black-cockatoo
V
*Carduelis carduelis
European goldfinch
*Carduelis chloris
European greenfinch
Chenonetta jubata
australian wood duck
Cheramoeca leucosternus
white-backed swallow
Chrysococcyx basalis
Horsfield's bronze-cuckoo
Chrysococcyx lucidus
shining bronze-cuckoo
R
Colluricincla harmonica
grey shrike-thrush
Coracina novaehollandiae
black-faced cuckoo-shrike
Corcorax melanorhamphos
white-winged chough
V
Cormobates leucophaeus
white-throated treecreeper
Corvus mellori
little raven
Coturnix pectoralis
stubble quail
Cracticus torquatus
grey butcherbird
U
Cuculus pallidus
pallid cuckoo
Cygnus atratus
black swan
Dacelo novaeguineae
laughing kookaburra
Daphoenositta chrysoptera
varied sitella
Dicaeum hirundinaceum
mistletoebird
Egretta alba
great egret
Egretta novaehollandiae
white-faced heron
Elanus axillaris
black-shouldered kite
Eurostopodus argus
spotted nightjar
V
Falco berigora
brown falcon
Falco cenchroides
Nankeen kestrel
Falco longipennis
Australian hobby
U
Falco peregrinus
peregrine falcon
R
Falcunculus frontalus
crested shrike-tit
V
Fulica atra
Eurasian coot
Gallinula tenebrosa
dusky moorhen
Gallinula ventralis
black-tailed native-hen
Glossopsitta concinna
musk lorikeet
C
Glossopsitta porphyrocephala
purple-crowned lorikeet
C
Grallina cyanoleuca
magpie-lark
Gymnorhina tibicen
Australian magpie
Hieraaetus morphnoides
little eagle
C
Hirundapus caudacutus
white-throated needletail
Hirundo ariel
fairy martin
Hirundo neoxena
welcome swallow
Hirundo nigricans
tree martin
Hylacola pyrrhopygia
chestnut rumped heathwren
E
Lichenostomus chrysops
yellow-faced honeyeater
Lichenostomus ornatus
yellow-plumed honeyeater
Lichenostomus penicillatus
white-plumed honeyeater
Malurus cyaneus
superb fairy-wren
C
Manorina melanocephala
noisy miner
C
Megalurus gramineus
little grassbird
Melanodryas cucullata
hooded robin
N
Melithreptus brevirostris
brown-headed honeyeater
Melithreptus lunatus
white-naped honeyeater
C
Melopsittacus undulatus
budgerigar
Merops ornatus
rainbow bee-eater
Microeca fascinans
jacky winter
V
Neochmia temporalis
red-browed firetail
Neophema elegans
elegant parrot
I
Ninox novaeseelandiae
southern boobook
C
Nymphicus hollandicus
cockatiel
U
Ocyphaps lophotes
crested pigeon
Oriolus sagittatus
olive-backed oriole
Pachycephala pectoralis
golden whistler
Pachycephala ruftventris
rufous whistler
C
Pardalotus punctatus
spotted pardalote
U
Pardalotus striatus
striated pardalote
*Passer domesticus
house sparrow
Pelecanus conspicillatus
Australian pelican
Petroica multicolor
scarlet robin
C
Phalacrocorax carbo
great cormorant
Phalacrocorax melanoleucos
little pied cormorant
Phalacrocorax sulcirostris
little black cormorant
Phaps chalcoptera
common bronzewing
C
Phaps elegans
brush bronzewing
U
Phylidonyris novaehollandiae
New Holland honeyeater
Phylidonyris pyrrhoptera
crescent honeyeater
Platycercus elegans
crimson rosella (Adelaide form)
Platycercus eximius
eastern rosella
Podargus strigoides
tawny frogmouth
C
Poliocephalus poliocephalus
hoary-headed grebe
Pomatostomus superciliosus
white-browed babbler
U
Porphyrio porphyrio
purple swamphen
Porzana tabuensis
spotless crake
U
Psephotus haematonotus
red-rumped parrot
Rhipidura fuliginosa
grey fantail
Rhipidura leucophrys
willie wagtail
Sericornis frontalis
white-browed scrubwren
U
Smicornis brevirostris
weebill
Stagonopleura bella
beautiful firetail
E
Sterna caspia
caspian tern
Strepera versicolor
grey currawong
U
*Streptopelia chinensis
spotted turtle-dove
*Sturnus vulgaris
common starling
Tachybaptus novaehollandiae
Australasian grebe
Threskiornis mollucca
Australian white ibis
Threskiornis spinicollis
straw-necked ibis
Todiramphus sanctus
sacred kingfisher
Trichoglossus haemotodus
rainbow lorikeet
C
*Turdus merula
common blackbird
Tyto alba
barn owl
Vanellus miles
masked lapwing
Zoothera lunulata
Bassian thrush
N
Zosterops lateralis
silvereye

STATUS IN THE MT LOFTY REGION (MLR)
Reid D. (1996) unpublished


Status in Garnett, S. T. & Crowley, G. M. (2000)
The Action Plan for Australian Birds. Environment Australia, Canberra


E = endangered; V = vulnerable; N = near threatened; R = rare;
U
= Uncommon; C = common; I = irregular visitor; * introduced species

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