IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

Distribution

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Range Description

Psophodes nigrogularis is found in four isolated sub-populations in south-west and southern Australia. Nominate nigrogularis is restricted to a small area east of Albany where the population is c.500 mature individuals and decreasing (Garnett et al. 2011). Subspecies oberon is found in scattered localities in southern Western Australia and numbers c.5,000 mature individuals, and is probably declining. Subspecies lashmari on Kangaroo Island has a stable population of c.2,000 mature individuals. The fourth, leucogaster, has a declining population of c.6,000 mature individuals, and is restricted to a small number of widely scattered localities in southern South Australia and north-western Victoria. Following a series of fires in the Two Peoples Bay-Manypeaks area between December 2000 and December 2004, the number of singing males detected in censuses dropped from over 400 in 2001 to about 200 in 2005 (A. Burbidge in litt. 2007). There was a further decrease in the number detected in 2006 (about 175) but, while it is clear that fire had a major impact, it is not clear how much of the variation between years is attributable to survey technique or other causes (A. Burbidge in litt. 2007). In Fitzgerald River National Park, oberon is subject to population fluctuations in response to wildfire (A. Burbidge in litt. 2007).

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