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Quail Thrushes and Whipbirds: Eupetidae

Conservation Status

Rail-babblers and western whipbirds are Near Threatened, in danger of becoming threatened with extinction, because of habitat loss. The western whipbird population in southwest Australia has been threatened by fires that have decreased the distribution and the numbers of this species. In the 1960s the population was down to seventeen pairs or less, and has recovered through conservation. With restricted burning, captive breeding, and the transfer of individual birds, the population climbed to over 500 individuals. A subspecies of the spotted quail-thrush inhabiting the Mount Lofty Ranges of South Australia has almost disappeared from that area due to habitat loss.

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Animal Life ResourceBirdsQuail Thrushes and Whipbirds: Eupetidae - Physical Characteristics, Habitat, Diet, Behavior And Reproduction, Australian Chats And People, Conservation Status - GEOGRAPHIC RANGE