Recovery Plan for the Bush Stone-curlew (Burhinus grallarius)

The Bush Stone-curlew is listed as Endangered (Schedule 1) on the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995, and has suffered a dramatic decline in abundance across southern and eastern Australia.

Date
1 February 2006
Publisher
Department of Environment and Conservation NSW
Type
Publication, Recovery plan
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 1-74137-4499
  • ID DEC20050301
  • File PDF 1MB
  • Pages 60
  • Name bush-stone-curlew-burhinus-grallarius-recovery-plan-050301.pdf

The Bush Stone-curlew was once a common species of open grassy woodlands, occurring widely throughout NSW. The species now occurs in very low densities at scattered locations west of the Great Dividing Range and isolated patches along the northeast and central coast of the state.

The main reasons behind the contraction in distribution and abundance of the Bush Stone-curlew appear to be the impact of introduced predators, particularly foxes, dogs and cats, and the conversion of much of the species’ habitat to agricultural pastures or urban landscapes.