IUCN threat status:

Endangered (EN)

Distribution

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Range Description

Dasyornis longirostris was formerly found in coastal south-west Western Australia, Australia, from Perth to Ravensthorpe. It is now restricted to in and around Fitzgerald River National Park and to a small area just east of Albany at Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve, Bettys Beach, Mt Manypeaks to Bluff Creek. Eighteen birds were translocated in 19992000 and 2007 from Two Peoples Bay to near Walpole, west of Albany, but there was no evidence of breeding. A population of c.620 pairs in 2001 was reduced by fires to c.320 pairs in 2005 (Burbidge et al. 2010), estimated to comprise c.1,000 mature individuals (Garnett et al. 2011). The density of birds is greater in the Manypeaks-Waychinicup areas than in the Fitzgerald River National Park, but reasons for this are unknown. The Albany to Mt Manypeaks area population declined from c.500 pairs in 2001 to 200315 pairs in 2005 and 2006, largely as a result of wildfires, although the cause for the decline in some areas is unclear. The Fitzgerald River National Park subpopulation numbered c.125 pairs in 2005 (Burbidge et al. 2010).

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